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Manish Khurana
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Joined: Jan 26, 2008
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why dooes this work i though it had to have a L at the end
long patience = 1000 * 60 * 60;
Rob Spoor
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Without an L, the result is an integer, because all operands are integers. Since 1000 * 60 * 60 (3600000) is a valid integer, there will be no problems.

If your intermediate result would exceed Integer.MAX_VALUE (2^31-1), then the result would be truncated, and you would get a wrong value. Only then you need an L to inform the compiler that the intermediate result is a long as well so it won't be truncated.


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