Maximum value of unsigned long long int in C++
In this article, we will discuss the unsigned long long int data type in C++. It is the largest (64 bit) integer data type in C++.
Some properties of the unsigned long long int data type are:
- An unsigned data type stores only positive values.
- It takes a size of 64 bits.
- A maximum integer value that can be stored in an unsigned long long int data type is 18, 446, 744, 073, 709, 551, 615, around 264 – 1(but is compiler dependent).
- The maximum value that can be stored in unsigned long long int is stored as a constant in <climits> header file whose value can be used as ULLONG_MAX.
- The minimum value that can be stored in unsigned long long int is zero.
- In case of overflow or underflow of data type, the value is wrapped around. For example, if 0 is stored in an unsigned long long int data type and 1 is subtracted from it, the value in that variable will become equal to 18, 446, 744, 073, 709, 551, 615. Similarly, in the case of overflow, the value will round back to 0.
Below is the program to get the highest value that can be stored in unsigned long long int in C++:
valueFromLimits = ULLONG_MAX;
"Value from climits "
cout << valueFromLimits <<
value = 0;
value = value - 1;
"Value using the wrap"
" around property: "
<< value <<
Value from climits constant: 18446744073709551615
Value using the wrap around property: 18446744073709551615