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I wrote a little app that took a variable and showed its binary form in order to make a little research on data types. Integers are just lovely. Unsigned integers or positive integers are straightforward. Signed integers below zero use 2''s complement (or how the hell they call it). Happy and confindent I moved on to floats and started to cry. Here are some results I got for floats (high order byte is the leftmost) 0.0f ===> 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 1.0f ===> 00111111 10000000 00000000 00000000 1.127f ===> 00111111 10010000 01000001 10001001 -64.23f ===> 11000010 10000000 01110101 11000011 HA! The only thing that made sense to me was zero and the high-order-bit for positive/negative signs. Explanations anyone? Maybe a few words on doubles also?

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