$toord

Converts a character into its ordinal number value.

Syntax

$toord(char)

Parameters

char

a character string, or any expression that evaluates to a character string

Return Value

Number.

Comments

Each of the decimal numbers from 0 to 255 represents a character output by your workstation. $Toord converts the given character to the corresponding decimal number.

If char contains more than one character, only the first character is converted.

The number produced by the $toord function can be converted back to a character by the $tochr function.

Example

$toord(" ")

Evaluates to 32 (on ASCII machines).

$toord(tochr(anynumber ))

Evaluates to any number.

 

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