Source code for drogulus.utils

# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
Contains generic utillity functions used in various different parts of

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from constants import K

[docs]def long_to_hex(raw): """ Given a raw numeric value (like a node's ID for example) returns it expressed as a hexadecimal string. """ # Turn it into hex string (remembering to drop the '0x' at the start). as_hex = hex(raw)[2:] # If the integer is 'long' knock off the 'L'. if as_hex[-1] == 'L': as_hex = as_hex[:-1] # If required, correct length by appending 'padding' zeros. if len(as_hex) % 2 != 0: as_hex = '0' + as_hex as_hex = as_hex.decode('hex') return as_hex
[docs]def hex_to_long(raw): """ Given a hexadecimal string representation of a number (like a key or node's ID for example) returns the numeric (long) value. """ return long(raw.encode('hex'), 16)
[docs]def distance(key_one, key_two): """ Calculate the XOR result between two string variables returned as a long type value. """ val_key_one = hex_to_long(key_one) val_key_two = hex_to_long(key_two) return val_key_one ^ val_key_two
[docs]def sort_contacts(contacts, target_key): """ Given a list of contacts, efficiently sorts it so that the contacts closest to the target key are at the head. If the list is longer than K then only the K closest contacts will be returned. """ # Key function def node_key(node): """ Returns the node's distance to the target key. """ return distance(, target_key) contacts.sort(key=node_key) return contacts[:K]