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Module for reading/writing an arbitrary number of bits from a file.

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Description

This archive contains a python package that includes a class implementing bitwise reading and writing for sequential files. This class is intended to be easy to follow and expand upon, though it may be used without an understanding of its implementation.

License

BitFile is licensed under the GNU General Public License v3. See COPYING for full license text.

Files

__init__.py     - Python package initializtion code for bitfile.
bitfile.py      - Class implementing bitwise reading and writing for
sequential files.
COPYING         - GNU General Public License v3
README          - Package documentation
sample.py       - Sample usage and doctest.
setup.py        - distutils setup file.

Installing

This package uses distutils. The package may be installed with the following command:

python setup.py install

Usage

bitfile.py is fully documented with docstrings. Use your favorite tool for generating documentation from docstrings.

sample.py demonstrates usage of each of the BitFile methods.

sample.py also contains doctest information. The doctest may be excuted with the following command:

python sample.py -v

History

01/14/10 - Initial release
03/04/10 - Add support for ‘r+’ (read/write) mode

ToDo

  • Add constructor to convert a standard file into a BitFile.

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