ordchr.3am man page

ordchr — convert characters to strings and vice versa


@load "ordchr"

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


The ordchr extension adds two functions named ord(). and chr(), as follows.

This function takes a string argument, and returns the numeric value of the first character in the string.
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.


@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).


Arnold Robbins, arnold@skeeve.com.

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