This week's book giveaway is in the Mac OS forum. We're giving away four copies of a choice of "Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite" or "Take Control of Automating Your Mac" and have Joe Kissell on-line! See this thread for details.
readShort can return both the positive and negative values of short. Readunsingedshort will only return the positive values or rather the absolute values. Try writing a small program where you write some positive values and some negative values and then try to use readShort and readUnsignedShort to read the positive and negative values. See what you get. HTH [ February 12, 2002: Message edited by: Shivaji Marathe ]