[texhax] Finding ascii value of a parameter

Michael Barr barr at barrs.org
Thu Oct 23 22:50:17 CEST 2003

The code 
\newcount \temp

will produce 97, the ascii code for a.  Is there any way to define a macro 
\ascii with the property that
\ascii a
will produce the number 97 in the same way?

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