Patches are welcome to the Perl POD.
On 07/03/2009, at 18.08, Bill Stephenson wrote:
On Mar 5, 2009, at 2:23 PM, Sherm Pendley wrote:
On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 2:17 PM, Bill Stephenson
Okay, but now I'm curious. What does ord mean? (or do)
It's an abbreviation of "ordinal," and returns the position of the
within its charset - i.e., its ordinal value, as opposed to its
Thank you Sherm. I appreciate the clear descriptive answer.
And thank you too, David.
macbill% perldoc -f ord
ord Returns the numeric (the native 8-bit encoding, like
EBCDIC, or Unicode) value of the first character of
EXPR is omitted, uses $_.
For the reverse, see "chr". See perlunicode and
more about Unicode.
I like Sherm's explanation better than the Perl Docs though ;)
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