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decimal value for "ffff" is 69904

Siva kandasamy
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Joined: Dec 31, 2002
Posts: 139
Hi there,
Please look at the code.
If I uncomment at variable "d", I do get compilation error.
Can you tell me why ?
My understanding is, decimal value for "ffff" is 69904.
Therefor I don't see any difference between variable c and d.
Please forgive my ignorance.

Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
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0xFFFF is 65535, not 69904. 69904 is thus somewhat larger than the largest possible char value -- hence the compile error.

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Ray Stojonic
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Posts: 326
0xffff == 65535 == Character.MAX_VALUE
Decimal value of a hex number can be found by adding the product of each hex digit multiplied by 16^(position), as such:

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