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Manual Reference Pages  -  ORDCHR (3)

NAME

ordchr - convert characters to strings and vice versa

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Example
Author
Copying Permissions

SYNOPSIS

@load "ordchr"

number = ord("A")
string = chr(65)

DESCRIPTION

The ordchr extension adds two functions named ord(). and chr(), as follows.
ord() This function takes a string argument, and returns the numeric value of the first character in the string.
chr() This function takes a numeric argument and returns a string whose first character is that represented by the number.
These functions are inspired by the Pascal language functions of the same name.

EXAMPLE

@load "ordchr"
...
printf("The numeric value of ’A’ is %d\n", ord("A"))
printf("The string value of 65 is %s\n", chr(65))

SEE ALSO

GAWK: Effective AWK Programming, filefuncs(3am), fnmatch(3am), fork(3am), inplace(3am), readdir(3am), readfile(3am), revoutput(3am), rwarray(3am), time(3am).

AUTHOR

Arnold Robbins, arnold@skeeve.com.

COPYING PERMISSIONS

Copyright © 2012, 2013, Free Software Foundation, Inc.

Permission is granted to make and distribute verbatim copies of this manual page provided the copyright notice and this permission notice are preserved on all copies.

Permission is granted to copy and distribute modified versions of this manual page under the conditions for verbatim copying, provided that the entire resulting derived work is distributed under the terms of a permission notice identical to this one.

Permission is granted to copy and distribute translations of this manual page into another language, under the above conditions for modified versions, except that this permission notice may be stated in a translation approved by the Foundation.

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Free Software Foundation ORDCHR (3am) Jan 15 2013

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