Perl function that returns the ASCII number for a passed character. Opposite of chr.

ord got into Perl from Pascal, where it served the same purpose. C doesn't need it, because a char is an integer type (signed or unsigned). BASIC called it ASC.

Ord is also a cute, cuddly big blue dragon on PBS' Dragon Tales.

From the Dragon Tales website (www.dragontales.com): Ord is a big lovable, cowardly dragon. Although he is the largest, strongest and fastest dragon in the group, he is afraid of almost everything. He is, however, determined to find ways to cope with and conquer his fears.


Being a fur however, I see Ord as a guy who'd buy me a drink, and take me to his cave to make out... but that's probably just me
Ord is availible as 4 different plushies too. Two ones that are just plushies, one large, one small; and two that are small, but one of them makes gobbling noises when you raise a plastic piece of pizza that's in his hand to his mouth, and one that snores when you squeeze his hand

Ord (?), n. [AS. ord point.]

An edge or point; also, a beginning.

[ Obs. or Prov. Eng.]

Chaucer.

Ord and end, the beginning and end. Cf. Odds and ends, under Odds. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]

Chaucer. Halliwell.

 

© Webster 1913.

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