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bytes sig = hex"aca7da" and bytes sig = "\xac\xa7\xda" seem to be the same thing, ASCII interpreted as hex. Does the format "\xFF\xFF\xFF" somehow code that it should be read as hex?

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the \xNN notation is used to express hexadecimal like in Javascript(Hexadecimal escape sequences).

The provided forms are the same to represent the value of :0xaca7da

Difference :

\x could be used to express a special hex(initial form) value within a string e.g : "aca7\xd4" which is in asci will be converted to hex 0x61636137da so 'da' keeps its form(not considered as a string).However, hex"" will consider the whole string in the hex form.

  • I think you should fix it thus: will be converted to hex 0x61636137d4 so d4 keeps... – Xavier Leprêtre B9lab Jan 31 '17 at 12:04

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