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- result$ = MKL$(longVariableOrLiteral&)
- longVariableOrLiteral& is converted to four ASCII characters. To see this in action, try PRINT MKL$(12345678).
- The numerical data usually takes up less bytes than printing the LONG number to a file.
- LONG integer values can range from -2147483648 to 2147483647.
- Since the representation of a long number can use up to 10 ASCII characters (ten bytes), writing to a file using MKL$ conversion, and then reading back with the CVL conversion can save up to 6 bytes of storage space.
- CVL can convert the value back to a LONG numerical value.
- LONG numerical variable values PUT into a BINARY file are automatically placed as an MKL$ ASCII string value.
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