With std::cout, it prints positive

by qbguy (no login)


#include <iostream>

int main ()
std :: cout << -2147483648 << std :: endl;
return 0;

Supposedly, this is correct behavior in ISO C and C++ according to http://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc/Incompatibilities.html

On a 64-bit system, it might print it as negative because on a 64-bit system, an int would be 64-bits (?)

Supposedly, in C99, -2147483648 is negative, because 2147483648 has type 'long long'.

Posted on Apr 7, 2008, 4:50 PM

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gcc defaults to C89, and C++98 isn't any better regarding this aspect.rpgfan3233 on Apr 7

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