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Geethakrishna Srihari
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Joined: May 25, 2005
Posts: 30
Please explain how assignment to character takes place:

char cf = '\101'; works fine....
what does it signify?

But char c = '\1001' ; gives compilation error.

if we assign unicode, why '\u00001' gives error even though it equals '\u0001'?
Erik Larson
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Joined: Apr 25, 2005
Posts: 10
'\101' is an octal representation of a number. The largest printable character is 255 decimal, or 377 octal. What is interesting is that if you assign the decimal value of '\1001' (513) to a char, that will print '?'. Why that is, I don't know. As for the unicode values, they must be exactly 4 hex digits.

'\101' == 0101 == '\u0041' == 0x41 == 65 == 'A'
[ May 25, 2005: Message edited by: Erik Larson ]

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