Greetings,

Why is it possible to pack unsigned short and int values in
little-endian byte order (using the 'v' and 'V' formats) and not signed
values ?

[ 42].pack("v").unpack("v")[0]           # => 42
[-42].pack("v").unpack("v")[0]           # => 65494

So I have to use stuff like

[-42].pack("v").unpack("v")[0] - 65536   # => -42

Not a showstopper, but not so nice either... :)

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Luc Heinrich - lucsky / mac.com