ordchr

       @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.

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