[Python-au] Iron Python Byte Array / String question

Kinsley Turner kingsleyturner at westpac.com.au
Fri Aug 25 02:57:33 CEST 2006

The Iron Python moderator hasn't approved my mailing list 
subscription yet, so here's a question...

def receive(self):
    rx_buffer = '*' * 1024
    rx_buffer = System.BitConverter.GetBytes(rx_buffer.ToCharArray())
    bytes_rx  = System.Net.Sockets.Socket.Receive(self.socket,rx_buffer)
    if (bytes_rx > 0):
        encoder = System.Text.UTF8Encoding()
        self.incoming_message += encoder.GetBytes(rx_buffer)  ### LINE 127
        print "MESSAGE ["+self.incoming_message+"]"

However, I can't convert the byte array back to any kind of string:

Accepted Connection from!
Unhandled Exception: IronPython.Runtime.Exceptions.ArgumentTypeException: 
Cannot convert Array[Byte](System.Byte[]) to String
   at IronPython.Runtime.Converter.ConvertToString(Object value)
   at Add##114(Object , Object )
   at IronPython.Runtime.Calls.CallTarget2.Invoke(Object arg0, Object 
   at IronPython.Runtime.Calls.FastCallable2.CallInstance(ICallerContext 
context, Object arg0, Object arg1)
   at IronPython.Runtime.Calls.BoundBuiltinFunction.Call(ICallerContext 
context, Object arg0)
   at IronPython.Runtime.Operations.Ops.Call(Object func, Object arg0)
   at IronPython.Runtime.Types.DynamicType.InvokeSpecialMethod(SymbolId 
op, Object self, Object arg0)
   at IronPython.Runtime.Types.DynamicType.InvokeBinaryOperator(SymbolId 
op, Object self, Object arg0)
   at IronPython.Runtime.Types.DynamicType.Add(Object self, Object other)
   at IronPython.Runtime.Operations.Ops.Add(Object x, Object y)
   at IronPython.Runtime.Operations.Ops.InPlaceAdd(Object x, Object y)
   at __main__.receiveData$f9(FunctionEnvironment16Dictionary $env, Object 
self) in C:\chatterbox.py:line 127
   at IronPython.Runtime.Calls.Function1.Call(ICallerContext context, 
Object arg0)

Any sage advice on how to convert that Array[Byte] to a String?
Looking at some C# example code, what I'm doing seems the right approach,
but obviously summat isn't right.


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