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Vishal Arora

Joined: Jul 29, 2005
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Could somebody tell me whether hexadecimal number 0x1f and 0xffffffff are equal. If they are equal then how. Please let me know that.
Santana Iyer
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Joined: Jun 13, 2005
Posts: 335
0x1f means 31, 0xffff is far greater than that.
write code urself and check it out.
fred rosenberger
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 11854

They're definatly not equal. your asking the equivilent of

"are 19 and 999999999 equal"

There are only two hard things in computer science: cache invalidation, naming things, and off-by-one errors
Barry Gaunt
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Joined: Aug 03, 2002
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0xffffffff is an int literal with value -1

Have a look at Corey's Tipline article.
[ July 29, 2005: Message edited by: Barry Gaunt ]

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