Method: Integer#chr

Defined in:
numeric.c

#chr([encoding]) ⇒ String

Returns a string containing the character represented by the int's value according to encoding.

65.chr    #=> "A"
230.chr   #=> "\xE6"
255.chr(Encoding::UTF_8)   #=> "\u00FF"

Returns:


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# File 'numeric.c', line 3412

static VALUE
int_chr(int argc, VALUE *argv, VALUE num)
{
    char c;
    unsigned int i;
    rb_encoding *enc;

    if (rb_num_to_uint(num, &i) == 0) {
    }
    else if (FIXNUM_P(num)) {
	rb_raise(rb_eRangeError, "%ld out of char range", FIX2LONG(num));
    }
    else {
	rb_raise(rb_eRangeError, "bignum out of char range");
    }

    switch (argc) {
      case 0:
	if (0xff < i) {
	    enc = rb_default_internal_encoding();
	    if (!enc) {
		rb_raise(rb_eRangeError, "%u out of char range", i);
	    }
	    goto decode;
	}
	c = (char)i;
	if (i < 0x80) {
	    return rb_usascii_str_new(&c, 1);
	}
	else {
	    return rb_str_new(&c, 1);
	}
      case 1:
	break;
      default:
        rb_error_arity(argc, 0, 1);
    }
    enc = rb_to_encoding(argv[0]);
    if (!enc) enc = rb_ascii8bit_encoding();
  decode:
    return rb_enc_uint_chr(i, enc);
}