Geddi Geddi - 4 months ago 22
Java Question

What are those numbers and what is their type?

Ok I got a couple values here:

'F', 0xf, 070, 70L, 77e-1f, 7.7f, 7.77e1, 77.7

I know that
is a
and that
has the type
. Also, I know that
is hex(right?) and that
is octal. But what are those other numbers? And why the hell is
and not
as well?


What you're looking for is this

  • About 77.7:

A floating-point literal is of type float if it ends with the letter F or f; otherwise its type is double and it can optionally end with the letter D or d.

  • 0xf is not of type hex. There is no type hex. It's simply an int wirtten in hex. Just like 070 is an int written in octal.

  • The literal 77e-1fis clearly a float since it ends with f.

  • The e is exponent i.e. 77e-1f is in fact 77 * 10^(-1) or 7.7. The literal 7.77e1 is a double for the same reason 77.7 is a double, it's just that 7.77e1 is equal to 7.77 * 10 ^ 1 = 77.7.