The CHAR2INT function translates an ASCII or EBCDIC character to the integer value it represents, depending on the operating system.
Is the ASCII or EBCDIC character to translate into its integer value.
CHAR2INT translates the character X into its integer equivalent.
MAINTAIN INT/I3=CHAR2INT("X"); type "INT IS <INT"; END
On an ASCII platform, the integer value would be 120.
On an EBCDIC platform, the integer value would be 231.