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Hex literals are int. Therefore, your literal 0xff is really 0x000000ff, which is a positive int. When you apply unary "-" operator to that, you get a negative int (0xffffff01, I think). That negative int is not in byte range.
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Does that mean i can not assign -1 or -2 as hex literals to byte var? I am still not clear bkz it allows other -ve numbers like -121 -128 etc. Can you please elaborate it.