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    Default Letter L or l to long integer?

    wat is the use of suffixing the letter L or l to a long integer number?

    unless we suffix also it ll assign the number to long variable.

    eg: long a = 10;
    long a = 10L;

    both are results same, then wat is the use of L with the number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jagdeesh123 View Post
    wat is the use of suffixing the letter L or l to a long integer number?

    unless we suffix also it ll assign the number to long variable.

    eg: long a = 10;
    long a = 10L;

    both are results same, then wat is the use of L with the number.
    In case of ambiguity you can tell the compiler that your number is a long number by appending an L or l. As you have already noticed it isn't necessary in many situations. Also, when the number doesn't fit in an int you have to tell the compiler explicitly that it's dealing with a long number, e.g. 9876543210L.

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