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val&   function

integerValue = val&( PascalString )

This function is similar to the val function, but it can only evaluate a string which represents an integer. 
PascalString 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 PascalString, 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:
val; mki$; cvi; str$; hex$; oct$; bin$; uns$; Appendix C - Data Types and Data Representation