[Ironruby-core] byte[] to ruby string

Ivan Porto Carrero ivan at flanders.co.nz
Thu Oct 22 18:01:15 EDT 2009


File.open(filename, 'rb:BINARY) { |f| f.read } might help not sure though.

You can also look into the unpack method of a string that is used for
returning a bunch of different serialization formats.
http://www.ruby-doc.org/core/classes/String.html#M000760

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On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 11:12 PM, Håkon Clausen <hakonhc at hclausen.net>wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I'm struggling with converting a byte array into a ruby binary string.
> Does anybody know how to make something like this pass?
>
> require 'test/unit'
> include System::IO
> class Binstring < Test::Unit::TestCase
>
>  def test_binstring_bytea
>    fileName = 'flowers.jpg'
>
>    #Ruby way
>    data1 = File.read(fileName)
>
>    #.Net
>    fs = FileStream.new(fileName, FileMode.Open, FileAccess.Read);
>    br = BinaryReader.new(fs);
>    numBytes = FileInfo.new(fileName).Length;
>    buff = br.ReadBytes(numBytes);
>    data2 = System::Text::ASCIIEncoding.new.GetString(buff).to_s
>
>    assert data1 == data2
>  end
>
> end
>
> Regards,
>
> Håkon
>
>
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