Thread: why it is giving output 1 even though it exceeded octal range? Explain

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    why it is giving output 1 even though it exceeded octal range? Explain

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    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <stdlib.h>
    int main()
    {
     char x='\401';
     printf("%d",x);
     return 0;
    }

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    If your question is "what happens when I try to store a value that is too large to fit in the variable I am trying to put it into", the answer is "it gets cut off to fit". Otherwise, reload your question and try again.

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    If "it gets cut off to fit". can you explain how the 1 value is stored in x?

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    Well, that's what's left when you cut off the part that's too big.
    Code:
    your number -> 100000001
    what fits   ->  |______|

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    thanking you coder.......

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