Kotaro Ezawa Kotaro Ezawa - 1 month ago 10
Ruby Question

Need help in trying to convert number into character code

I am using irb/ruby1.9.1/windows7.

I need to convert the letter "M" into character code.
I wrote the code below:

>M


I expected the result to be
77
.
But the result was
"M"
.

How can I make the letter into character code?

Answer

Why not use ord

"M".ord #=> 77