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pstr$   function

PascalString = pstr$( address )

This function returns the string which is located at the indicated address in memory; address must be a long-integer expression or a pointer variable.
The data at address should be a string in "Pascal format," which is the string format used by FutureBasic string variables and by MacOS Toolbox string parameters. In Pascal format, the first byte is interpreted as a number in the range 0 through 255 which indicates the length of the string's text; this length byte is immediately followed by the text of the string.

See also
pstr$ statement; str#