Blog posts tagged with 'pack':

Handling binary data in PHP with pack() and unpack()

Date: 14 Jan 2010
Tags: [ PHP ]  [ pack ]  [ unpack

Nowadays most lowlevel functionality like reading or writing graphics are taken care of 3rd party libraries and that’s ok. It’s way to complicated to do things right and you probably want to focus on outputting or sending a PNG instead of construction one from scratch. While reading and writing these kind of binary data was normally done in languages like C or even assembler, most higher level languages still have these capabilities and yes, even PHP… Meet pack() and unpack().