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
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
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