Convert Harbour numeric into signed long encoded bytes
L2BIN( <nNumber> ) --> cBuffer
<nNumber> is a numeric value to convert (decimal digits are ignored).
L2BIN() return four bytes character string that contain 32 bit encoded signed long integer (least significant byte first).
L2BIN() is one of the low level binary conversion functions, those functions convert between Harbour numeric and a character representation of numeric value. L2BIN() take a numeric integer value and convert it into four bytes of encoded 32 bit signed long integer.
You might ask what is the need for such functions, well, first of all it allow you to read/write information from/to a binary file (like extracting information from DBF header), it is also a useful way to share information from source other than Harbour (C for instance).
L2BIN() is the opposite of BIN2L()
Library is rtl
BIN2I(), BIN2L(), BIN2U(), BIN2W(), I2BIN(), W2BIN(), WORD(), U2BIN(), FWRITE()