To mark the occasion, let's see who can write the shortest program capable of converting "ordinary" text to and from EBCDIC code page 037. We'll be using a translation table from Wikipedia that maps CP037 to a superset of ISO-8859-1:
EBCDIC037_to_Latin1 = [ 0x00,0x01,0x02,0x03,0x9c,0x09,0x86,0x7f,0x97,0x8d,0x8e,0x0b,0x0c,0x0d,0x0e,0x0f, 0x10,0x11,0x12,0x13,0x9d,0x85,0x08,0x87,0x18,0x19,0x92,0x8f,0x1c,0x1d,0x1e,0x1f, 0x80,0x81,0x82,0x83,0x84,0x0a,0x17,0x1b,0x88,0x89,0x8a,0x8b,0x8c,0x05,0x06,0x07, 0x90,0x91,0x16,0x93,0x94,0x95,0x96,0x04,0x98,0x99,0x9a,0x9b,0x14,0x15,0x9e,0x1a, 0x20,0xa0,0xe2,0xe4,0xe0,0xe1,0xe3,0xe5,0xe7,0xf1,0xa2,0x2e,0x3c,0x28,0x2b,0x7c, 0x26,0xe9,0xea,0xeb,0xe8,0xed,0xee,0xef,0xec,0xdf,0x21,0x24,0x2a,0x29,0x3b,0xac, 0x2d,0x2f,0xc2,0xc4,0xc0,0xc1,0xc3,0xc5,0xc7,0xd1,0xa6,0x2c,0x25,0x5f,0x3e,0x3f, 0xf8,0xc9,0xca,0xcb,0xc8,0xcd,0xce,0xcf,0xcc,0x60,0x3a,0x23,0x40,0x27,0x3d,0x22, 0xd8,0x61,0x62,0x63,0x64,0x65,0x66,0x67,0x68,0x69,0xab,0xbb,0xf0,0xfd,0xfe,0xb1, 0xb0,0x6a,0x6b,0x6c,0x6d,0x6e,0x6f,0x70,0x71,0x72,0xaa,0xba,0xe6,0xb8,0xc6,0xa4, 0xb5,0x7e,0x73,0x74,0x75,0x76,0x77,0x78,0x79,0x7a,0xa1,0xbf,0xd0,0xdd,0xde,0xae, 0x5e,0xa3,0xa5,0xb7,0xa9,0xa7,0xb6,0xbc,0xbd,0xbe,0x5b,0x5d,0xaf,0xa8,0xb4,0xd7, 0x7b,0x41,0x42,0x43,0x44,0x45,0x46,0x47,0x48,0x49,0xad,0xf4,0xf6,0xf2,0xf3,0xf5, 0x7d,0x4a,0x4b,0x4c,0x4d,0x4e,0x4f,0x50,0x51,0x52,0xb9,0xfb,0xfc,0xf9,0xfa,0xff, 0x5c,0xf7,0x53,0x54,0x55,0x56,0x57,0x58,0x59,0x5a,0xb2,0xd4,0xd6,0xd2,0xd3,0xd5, 0x30,0x31,0x32,0x33,0x34,0x35,0x36,0x37,0x38,0x39,0xb3,0xdb,0xdc,0xd9,0xda,0x9f];
Your program should take two inputs: (a) a text string, and (b) a flag indicating the operation to be performed.
Based on this flag, your program should either convert each byte of text into the corresponding EBCDIC character, or vice versa.
Input can be obtained from any sensible sources (e.g., command line arguments, stdin, keyboard input), but must not be hard-coded into your program.
Output should be displayed on the screen (e.g., stdout,
document.write) or written to a file/pipeline.
Don't use any built-in or external encoding conversion functions (
This is a code-golf challenge, so the shortest answer (fewest bytes) will win.
(Note: These examples were produced in a terminal configured to use UTF-8 encoding. You may see different results depending on how your system is configured. Hex equivalents are shown for reference only, and don't have to be generated by your code.)
Input: "HELLO WORLD", convert to EBCDIC Output: "ÈÅÓÓÖ@æÖÙÓÄ" (0xc8c5d3d3d640e6d6d9d3c4) Input: "ÈÅÓÓÖ@æÖÙÓÄ", convert from EBCDIC Output: "HELLO WORLD" Input: "lower case mostly ends up as gremlins", convert to EBCDIC Output "" <-- unprintable in utf-8 (0x9396a68599408381a285409496a2a393a840859584a240a4974081a24087998594938995a2)