Vá: [erlang-questions] Newbie question converting char to ascii value

Attila Rajmund Nohl <>
Fri Jun 5 18:36:24 CEST 2009


2009/6/5, Paul Johnston <>:
> Hi
>
>
>
> I want to take a character store it in a variable and then get it's
> ascii value.
>
> I know
>
> 1> $a.
>
> 97
>
>
>
> But want something like
>
>
>
> 2> Letter = a.
>
> a
>
> 3> $Letter.
>
> * 1: syntax error before: etter
>
> 3>

1> [Letter]=atom_to_list(a).
"a"
2> Letter.
97

But why would you want to do such thing?


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