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[Thursday 15th April 2010 at 5:46 pm]
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Oh yes, and I almost forgot my recommended daily software rant: in Java, all bytes are signed. There is no such thing as an unsigned byte.

A side-effect of this is that a statement such as byte foo = 0xAA; gives a compiler error.
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From: pewterfish
Thursday 15th April 2010 at 9:57 pm (UTC)
Yes, that can be a bit of a pain in the arse, especially when you're trying to talk to hardware. The canonical solution is to always allocate one storage class larger than you need (put a char in a short, a short in an int, and so on). It's a stupid, wasteful fix, but it does work if you need signedness that much.
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