This variable size limits thing has me confused, does the quote below mean that on a half decent windows computer using a modern compiler i can expect to be able to use a signed integer to count up to 2billion? i can remember them years ago being limited to 16,000, what goes on?
the quote shown is from a copy of C++ for dummies >
A second problem with the int variable type is its limited range. A normal
int variable can store a maximum value of 2,147,483,647 and a minimum value
of –2,147,483,648 — roughly from positive 2 billion to negative 2 billion, for a
total range of about 4 billion.