unsigned keyword is a data type specifier, that makes a variable only represent positive numbers and zero. It can be applied only to the
long types. For example, if an
int typically holds values from -32768 to 32767, an
unsigned int will hold values from 0 to 65535. You can use this specifier when you know that your variable will never need to be negative. For example, if you declared a variable 'myHeight' to hold your height, you could make it unsigned because you know that you would never be negative inches tall.
Last modified on 17 July 2010, at 18:57