It's a very funny problem , I summarize it with an analogy:
- You have a cookie.
- You have a shoe box.
- You put the cookie in the shoe box.
How many shoes are in the shoe box ?. Zero.
The above analogy does not quite fit this situation but it serves to illustrate that you are working with two different things: integers (
int ) and double precision floating point numbers (
In C ++ 1 a set of information that is interpreted by the compiler "as written" is a literal. In C ++ 1 there are several types of literals:
- Numeric (integer and floating point).
- Null pointer 2 .
- Defined by the user 2 .
Literals have an underlying type, which varies according to the prefix or suffix:
| Sufijo | Ejemplo | Tipo |
| | 1 | int |
| u | 2u | unsigned int |
| l | 3u | long |
| ll | 4ll | long long |
| ull | 5ull | unsigned long long |
If the literal contains a period, it will be interpreted as a floating point number:
| Sufijo | Ejemplo | Tipo |
| | 1. | double |
| f | .2f | float |
| l | 3.l | long double |
It is not relevant to this question, but the suffixes can be capitalized or lowercase and the literal can be written in hexadecimal, octal or binary.
Mathematical operations and type promotion.
C ++ 1 does not perform operations with different types, before operating transforms the operands to a common type following the rules of C ++ standard in section §5.9.10 (the translation and highlighted by me):
Several binary operators that expect operators of arithmetic or enumerated type cause conversions and return types in a similar way. The purpose is to return a common type, which is also the result type . This pattern is called usual arithmetic conversions , which is defined as follows:
- 10.2 If any of the operands is of
long double , the other must be converted to
long double .
- 10.3 Otherwise, if any of the operands is
double , the other must be converted to
- 10.4 Otherwise, if one of the operands is
float , the other must be converted to
- 10.5 Otherwise, the integral promotions must be applied to both operands. Then the following rules will be applied to the promoted operands:
10.5.1 If both operands have the same type, no additional conversion is required .
- 10.5.2 Otherwise, if both operands have signed types or both types have unsigned types, the operand with the lowest rank type will be converted to the type with the highest rank.
- 10.5.3 Otherwise, if the operand that has unsigned integer type has a range greater than or equal to the range of the type of the other operand, the operand with signed integer type must be converted to the operand type with integer type without sign.
- 10.5.4 Otherwise, if the type of the operand with signed integer type can represent all the values of the type of the entire inoperative operand, the pounder with unsigned integer type must be converted to the type with the operand with type whole with a sign.
- 10.5.5 Otherwise, both operands must be converted to an unsigned integer type corresponding to the type of the entire operand without a sign.
In your mathematical operation of
2/3 we see that you use two numeric literals, both literals are of type
int (they lack suffix) so the result of the operation will also be type
int . The entire division of an X number by a number Y being Y > X is always
0 and that is the result that is stored in your variable
var of type
If the operands of your operation are of type
double the result will be
Even if one of the operands is
double would be enough:
1 And other languages.
2 Exclusive to C ++.