Define 64-bit contants in Visual Studio C++

Posted on 2011-10-20
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
i am attempting to port a Linux app to Visual Studio.

The code has references to 64 bit data types...

"unsigned long long" and "long long"

hex constants that are used with these data types end with LL or ULL, such as 0x00ULL

Visual Studio (express) chokes on these constants. The compiler doesn't like the LL or ULL on the ends of the hex strings but the variable declarations is doesn't complain about.

is there an include file that is need to support these constants? is there a preferred way to implement them?

Question by:thevinenator
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HooKooDooKu earned 2000 total points
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From what I can see, you don't need to specify the data size with a literal constant.  If the constant is smaller than what it needs to go into, the compiler will make it bigger as needed.  If the constant is bigger than a long, you don't have to do anything special.

For example, the following code compiles on my Visual Studio C++ just fine:
      __int64 n;
      n = 0x1234123412341234;
      n = 0x1;
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long long ll = 23;  //ll is a 64 bit data which currently is 23

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