ordcharacter-to-integer function

Syntax   ord ( ch : char ) : int

Description   The ord function accepts an enumerated value, char, or a string of length 1, and returns the position of the value in the enumeration, or of the character in the ASCII (or EBCDIC for IBM mainframes) sequence. Values of an enumerated type are numbered left to right starting at zero. For example, ord ( "A" ) is 65. The ord function is the inverse of chr, so for any character c, chr ( ord (c)) = c.

See also   chr, intstr and strint functions.