The ord() function is an inbuilt function in Perl that returns the ASCII value of the first character of a string. This function takes a character string as a parameter and returns the ASCII value of the first character of this string.
Syntax: ord string
This function accepts a single parameter ‘string’ from which we can get an ASCII value.
an integer value which represents the ASCII value of the first character in the string passed to this function as a parameter.
Input: Geeksforgeeks Output: 71 Explanation: The ASCII value of G is 71 Input: WelcometoGFG Output: 87 Explanation: The ASCII value of W is 87
Below programs illustrate the use of ord() function in Perl: