While poking around with Pico8, I discovered a way to simulate char and unsigned char types.
-- tochar -- --[[ this function converts a value to make it emulate a char (256 max characters) it can emulate signed and unsigned chars. the value will not go beyond 0-255 if unsigned, and if signed the values will remain at -128 to 128. tochar returns a signed char and touchar returns an unsigned char. tochar(variable) touchar(variable) see sample; --]] function tochar(id) local res=id%256 return flr(res) end function touchar(id) local res=((id-128)%255)-127 return flr(res) end --sample number=1428 print(touchar(number, true))
Theres the code snippit, put it in and play with the sample.
info about it is in the code;
enjoy for anybody wanting to make char variables for what ever your reasons might be.
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