Welcome to Destructify’s documentation!

Destructify is a Pythonic and pure-Python 3 method to express binary data, allowing you to read and write binary structures. You simply specify a structure by creating a class as follows:

class ExampleStructure(destructify.Structure):
    some_number = destructify.IntegerField(default=0x13, length=4, byte_order='little', signed=True)
    length = destructify.IntegerField(length=1)
    data = destructify.FixedLengthField(length='length')

Now you can parse your own binary data:

example = ExampleStructure.from_bytes(b"\x01\x02\x03\x04\x0BHello world")
print(example.data)  # b'Hello world'

Or write your own data:

example2 = ExampleStructure(data=b'How are you doing?')
print(bytes(example2))  # b'\x13\x00\x00\x00\x12How are you doing?'


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