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Old December 3rd, 2005, 09:12 AM
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Default Unsigned integers

Hi everyone

Correct me if I am wrong, but as far as I am aware, it is impossible to declare an integer as being unsigned in java.
But if that is the case, then why did the makers of java design the language so that you cannot declare an integer as being unsigned?
Are there some microprocessors in some computer systems that have no hardware prevision for the direct handling of unsigned integers because they are designed to only directly handle signed integers and this is why java does not allow unsigned integers?

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Yeh that does kinda suck. Especially for the various network protocols that use unsigned ints. There's more discussion here:

http://www.darksleep.com/player/Java...gnedTypes.html

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