Defining '999e999' value without using char type in C++

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Is it possible to define 999e999 value without using the char type?

I've tried defining it even with unsigned long long, but the compiler keeps giving me constant too big error.

Thanks in advance.

 


Is it possible to define 999e999 value without using the char type?

No, that's not possible using intrinsic c++ data types. That's a way to big number that could be held in either a unsigned long long type in c++.

A long double type would enable you to use 10 based exponents as large as you want, for modern FPU architectures.

What can be achieved with your current CPU architecture can be explored using the std::numeric_limits facilities like this:

#include <iostream> #include <limits>  int main() {       std::cout<< "max_exponent10: " << std::numeric_limits<long double>::max_exponent10  << std::endl; } 

Output:

max_exponent10: 4932 

See the online demo

You have to use a 3rd party library (like GMP) or write your own algorithms to deal with big numbers like that.

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