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Perl | ord() Function
  • Last Updated : 07 May, 2019

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

Parameter:
This function accepts a single parameter ‘string’ from which we can get an ASCII value.

Returns:
an integer value which represents the ASCII value of the first character in the string passed to this function as a parameter.

Examples:



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:

Program 1:




#!/usr/bin/perl -w
  
# ASCII value of 'G' is printed
print(ord('GeeksforGeeks'));
Output:
71

Program 2:




#!/usr/bin/perl -w
  
# ASCII value of 'W' is printed
print(ord('WelcometoGFG'));
Output:
87
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