Thread: Data type for 32 bit and 64 bit architecture

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    Data type for 32 bit and 64 bit architecture


    I am using u64 (unsigned long long int) to store the following number
    val = (u64) 0x5152535455565758; - When i do print using %llu, it only print 5455565758. Few questions:

    1. The reason to print this is if storage value is more than the capacity. I checked limits.h and i see ULONG64 can take up to 18446744073709551615 which in hex is FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF. Why is my printf() not printing the entire range?

    2. Does the size of data type vary on the machine architecture of gcc? (i assume architecture). Pleas throw some light on this.

    3. I wrote small program as follows (please ignore line numbers), it prints correctly.
    #include <stdio.h>
      2 #include <limits.h>
      5 void main()
      6 {
      7     unsigned long long int val = 18446744073709551615;
      9     printf(" %d", sizeof(int));
     10     printf("\n ULONG = %lu", ULONG_MAX);
     11     printf("\n val in hex = %llx", val);
     12     printf("\n val in dec = %llu\n", val);
     14 }
    ULONG = 18446744073709551615
    val in hex = ffffffffffffffff
    val in dec = 18446744073709551615

    When i compile this wth -m32 flasg, ULONG values goes to half but still other prints are working fine. Am i missing something here?

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    Why are you doing 'sizeof( int )', and then everything else is using a 'long long int'? Are you also confusing ULONG with ULLONG? %lu isn't %llu.

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    You're compiling with gcc and it isn't complaining about void main?

    > When i compile this wth -m32 flasg, ULONG values goes to half but still other prints are working fine. Am i missing something here?
    Perhaps reading the manual?
    Generate code for a 32-bit or 64-bit environment. The 32-bit environment sets int, long and pointer to 32 bits and generates code that runs on
    any i386 system. The 64-bit environment sets int to 32 bits and long and pointer to 64 bits and generates code for AMD's x86-64 architecture.
    For darwin only the -m64 option turns off the -fno-pic and -mdynamic-no-pic options.
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    gcc would also be warning about the definition of val (assuming you have racked up warning levels)
    unsigned long long int val = 18446744073709551615ULL;
    Depending on the gcc vintage, %llu style of format strings may not be supported (as a C99 feature).
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