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VAL& edit

Syntax edit

integerValue& = VAL&(string$)

Description edit

This function is similar to the VAL function, but it can only evaluate a string which represents an integer. The advantage of using VAL& is that it executes more quickly than VAL.

string$ can represent an integer in decimal, hex, octal or binary format. The absolute value of the represented integer must not exceed 4,294,967,295.

VAL& ignores leading spaces in string$, and it stops evaluating the string when it encounters a character that is not part of standard integer notation. Note that this means VAL& will stop evaluating the string when it encounters a decimal point or an "E" exponent indicator. That means that certain strings which represent integers will be evaluated differently by VAL than by VAL&. For example, the string "24.61E2" will be evaluated as 2461 by VAL, but as 24 by VAL&.

See Also edit

VAL; MKI$; CVI; STR$; HEX$; OCT$; BIN$; UNS$; <image was here> Appendix C: Data Types and Data Representation