specific functions for number conversion

May 20, 2009
I do not know if this must be considered an addition for the wish list, or if the feature is already available and I did not see it.
I would like to see some functions such as %@hex, and so on, to convert numbers. I saw that there is the generic %@convert, but I believe that some more specific ones might be better.
I know that I can write an alias, but for example I would have to know in advance in which base the number is written. For example, I would like to be able to use a function such as %@ToBinary[48] and %@ToBinary[0xF2].
Also, when I convert a number, for example to binary, I would like to be able to see additional left padding zeros.
Is it possible?

Thank You very much again and regards

Rodolfo Giovanninetti