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Why char is unsigned?
Joined: May 09, 2005
Dec 26, 2005 02:13:00
Among all the primitives- only char is un-signed. Why???
Also Pls explain more about signed and unsigned concepts.
Joined: Nov 24, 2005
Dec 26, 2005 02:27:00
Why would you want a character to be signed ? After all, the ascii/Unicode tables are not signed. If you'd like to use two bytes signed variables, you could use 'short'.
I don't think you need to ask 'why is it like this/ like that ?'. For example., "Why is a character variable called 'char' ? They could have called it 'bob'"
Just remember that char variables are unsigned, and other are signed
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Joined: Aug 31, 2004
Dec 26, 2005 21:20:00
Originally posted by Ja vardhan:
... Also Pls explain more about signed and unsigned concepts...
[ December 26, 2005: Message edited by: marc weber ]
"We're kind of on the level of crossword puzzle writers... And no one ever goes to them and gives them an award."
I agree. Here's the link:
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