rishabh rishabh - 1 year ago 105
Python Question

Java like function getLeastSignificantBits() & getMostSignificantBits in Python?

Can someone please help me out in forming an easy function to extract the leastSignificant & mostSignificant bits in Python?

Ex code in Java:

UUID u = UUID.fromString('a316b044-0157-1000-efe6-40fc5d2f0036');
long leastSignificantBits = u.getLeastSignificantBits();

private UUID(byte[] data) {
long msb = 0;
long lsb = 0;
assert data.length == 16 : "data must be 16 bytes in length";
for (int i=0; i<8; i++)
msb = (msb << 8) | (data[i] & 0xff);
for (int i=8; i<16; i++)
lsb = (lsb << 8) | (data[i] & 0xff);
this.mostSigBits = msb;
this.leastSigBits = lsb;

--> Output value: -1160168401362026442

Answer Source

efe640fc5d2f0036 in decimal is 17286575672347525174. Substract 0x10000000000000000 from it & negate: you get -1160168401362026442

int("efe640fc5d2f0036",16)-0x10000000000000000 -> -1160168401362026442

Note that it's only guesswork but seems to work with the sole test case you provided (fortunately it was negative). Call that reverse engineering.

Take 2 last hex values (dash separated) and join them. I suppose the storage means that it becomes negative when first digit is above 7, so negate it with higher 2-power if that's the case:

def getLeastSignificantBits(s):
    hv = "".join(s.split("-")[-2:])
    v = int(hv,16)
    if int(hv[0],16)>7:
        # negative
        v = v-0x10000000000000000
    return v




I cannot help further for the most significant bytes part but now you'll figure it out.

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