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P5chr cpan:ELIZABETH last updated on 2020-11-11

P5chr-0.0.7/

NAME

Raku port of Perl's chr() / ord() built-ins

SYNOPSIS

use P5chr; # exports chr() and ord()

my $a = 65;
say chr $a;

$_ = 65;
say chr();   # bare chr may be compilation error to prevent P5isms in Raku

my $a = "A";
say ord $a;

$_ = "A";
say ord();   # bare ord may be compilation error to prevent P5isms in Raku

DESCRIPTION

This module tries to mimic the behaviour of Perl's chr and ord built-ins as closely as possible in the Raku Programmming Language.

ORIGINAL PERL 5 DOCUMENTATION

chr NUMBER
chr     Returns the character represented by that NUMBER in the character
        set. For example, "chr(65)" is "A" in either ASCII or Unicode, and
        chr(0x263a) is a Unicode smiley face.

        Negative values give the Unicode replacement character
        (chr(0xfffd)), except under the bytes pragma, where the low eight
        bits of the value (truncated to an integer) are used.

        If NUMBER is omitted, uses $_.

        For the reverse, use "ord".

        Note that characters from 128 to 255 (inclusive) are by default
        internally not encoded as UTF-8 for backward compatibility
        reasons.

ord EXPR
ord     Returns the numeric value of the first character of EXPR. If EXPR
        is an empty string, returns 0. If EXPR is omitted, uses $_. (Note
        character, not byte.)

        For the reverse, see "chr".

PORTING CAVEATS

In future language versions of Raku, it will become impossible to access the $_ variable of the caller's scope, because it will not have been marked as a dynamic variable. So please consider changing:

chr;

to either:

chr($_);

or, using the subroutine as a method syntax, with the prefix . shortcut to use that scope's $_ as the invocant:

.&chr;

AUTHOR

Elizabeth Mattijsen [email protected]

Source can be located at: https://github.com/lizmat/P5chr . Comments and Pull Requests are welcome.

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright 2018-2020 Elizabeth Mattijsen

Re-imagined from Perl as part of the CPAN Butterfly Plan.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the Artistic License 2.0.