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Character constant

Prathiba krishnamurthy

Joined: Feb 18, 2003
Posts: 4
In general if I give an input string like "0x0001" and If I extract the single characters then it will be interpreted as a character. Ex: If I extract the 3rd character from the string '0' will be extracted and if I do some arithmetic operations like multiplication then the ascii value of '0' ie. 48 will be mulitiplied with the value with which I am multiplying. Instead I want integer 0 to get multiplied with some other value in this example and not the ascii of '0' ie. 48. How it can be implemented in C? kindly let me know if anybody knows the answer
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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
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Are you really asking about C here in the beginner's Java forum?
In 'C', the traditional technique is just to use (c - 48) as the value of a decimal digit, where c is a character known to be in the range 0-9. If the character is a-D or a-d, then you have to check for those and use 10-15.
In Java, you can use the static method Character.getNumericValue() method, which can handle decimal and hexidecimal digits for many international character sets.

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