Converting text to an integer

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Sam Aaron

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Mar 16, 2010, 5:41:42 PM3/16/10
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Hi there,

if I'm reading text representing a numeric integer from the program arguments, what's the best way to convert it to an integer?

The closest I can get to this is to convert it to a decimal value:

System programArguments first toDecimal

Thanks,

Sam

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Ola Bini

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Mar 16, 2010, 5:56:43 PM3/16/10
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On 2010-03-16 16.41, Sam Aaron wrote:
> Hi there,
>
> if I'm reading text representing a numeric integer from the program arguments, what's the best way to convert it to an integer?
>
> The closest I can get to this is to convert it to a decimal value:
>
> System programArguments first toDecimal
>

Just for posterity:
At the moment you achieve this using toRational. I've been meaning to
possibly change the name of this conversion method though - so we'll see.

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Ola Bini (http://olabini.com)
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