basic.seq Function/BASIC Program

basic.seq

Command basic.seq Function/BASIC Program
Applicable release versions: AP, R83
Category BASIC Program (486)
Description converts any ASCII character to its corresponding numeric equivalent in the range 0 to 255.

This "seq" function is the opposite of the "char" function.

Any expression can be used as an argument, but all characters are ignored beyond position 1.

The "seq" of a null string ends up using the segment mark (x'ff') end-of-string delimiter as the argument resulting in a value of 255.
Syntax seq(ascii.character.expression)
Options
Example
input c,1
if seq(c)<32 then stop

This example stops when any control character is input.
Purpose
Related basic.char
basic.statements
basic.functions