mike at mjr104.co.uk
Wed Jan 21 11:52:57 UTC 2004
I was wondering if someone might help me out with the intent behind String>>asInteger and String>>asSignedInteger.
I was puzzled for a while why '-1' asInteger returned '1'. I was about to ask about this when I stumbled across the second method - aha!
The code for the two methods is largely identical with asSignedInteger appearing two years later.
I was wondering why one would not want the signed behaviour most of the time. Do people always expect this to be unsigned? I'm sorry if that's a stupid question!
I was wondering about the consistency:
-3 asInteger -> -3
'-3' asInteger -> 3
-1 asString asInteger -> 1
So I was wondering what the usage would be like if the functionality was reversed and the later called String>>asUnsignedInteger.
what a lot of wonderng....
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