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Hexadecimal floating-point literals
Jesper de Jong
Joined: Aug 16, 2005
Aug 09, 2010 01:29:55
I've been programming in
for more than 10 years, so I thought I knew the language inside out, but I
just discovered a new, obscure feature
: you can write floating-point constants in hexadecimal.
You can for example write:
which is equal to 640.5.
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Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Aug 09, 2010 05:11:13
I never knew that, but it's in the
Java™ Language Specification
that you can use p/P as an exponent indicator.
Joined: Sep 29, 2008
Aug 09, 2010 06:01:15
Yeah, I never actually understood this one... I suppose some day it could come in handy?
I agree. Here's the link:
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