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 ToByteArray
 convert a string to an array of bytes
 FromByteArray
 convert a string from an array of bytes

 Calling Sequence ToByteArray( s ) FromByteArray( a )

Parameters

 s - string; Maple string a - ByteArray; array of bytes

Description

 • The ToByteArray(s) command converts a Maple string to an array of bytes, that is, an an object of type ByteArray. The resulting array is equivalent to one constructed using the expression Array( convert( s, 'bytes' ), 'datatype' = 'integer'[ 1 ], 'order' = 'C_order' ).
 • The FromByteArray(a) command converts a byte array to a string. The argument a must be a ByteArray. The string formed from the bytes in the array up to, but not including, the first zero entry (if any) is returned.

Examples

 > $\mathrm{with}\left(\mathrm{StringTools}\right):$
 > $a≔\mathrm{ToByteArray}\left("foo"\right)$
 ${a}{:=}\left[\begin{array}{ccc}{102}& {111}& {111}\end{array}\right]$ (1)
 > $\mathrm{lprint}\left(a\right)$
 Array(1 .. 3,{1 = 102, 2 = 111, 3 = 111},datatype = integer[1],order = C_order)
 > $\mathrm{FromByteArray}\left(a\right)$
 ${"foo"}$ (2)