Unsigned keyword in C++


Does the unsigned keyword default to a specific data type in C++? I am trying to write a function for a class for the prototype:

unsigned Rotate(unsigned object, int count)

But I don't really get what unsigned means. Shouldn't it be like unsigned int or something?

3/13/2017 10:02:58 PM

Accepted Answer

From the link above:

Several of these types can be modified using the keywords signed, unsigned, short, and long. When one of these type modifiers is used by itself, a data type of int is assumed

This means that you can assume the author is using ints.

10/22/2012 9:41:52 PM

Integer Types:

short            -> signed short
signed short
unsigned short
int              -> signed int
signed int
unsigned int
signed           -> signed int
unsigned         -> unsigned int
long             -> signed long
signed long
unsigned long

Be careful of char:

char  (is signed or unsigned depending on the implmentation)
signed char
unsigned char

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