Byte Representation

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    Byte Representation

    Does any know how to represent an int as a byte-wide variable in C. I know CHAR is byte, wide. However, I would prefer to work with int, since I can make direct hexadecimal assigments.

    OR UNLESS... can I make direct hex assigments to a char type variable?

    Such as:
    int hex;
    char ch;

    hex = 0x001A; //I know this is valid
    ch = 0x00FF; //is this valid???

    Anyone help?
    Thanks in Advance
    ~jc

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    >ch = 0x00FF; //is this valid???

    You'll loose anything in the high order byte, but it'll work. While dealing with one byte chars, you'd normally do -

    ch = 0xFF;

    chars are just spaces in memory. The memory doesn't care if you're storing ASCII or a value in hex,dec, octal or any other base.

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