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signed-byte, integer, rational, real, number, t


The atomic type specifier signed-byte denotes the same type as is denoted by the type specifier integer; however, the list forms of these two type specifiers have different semantics.

Compound Type Specifier Kind:


Compound Type Specifier Syntax:

signed-byte [s | *]

Compound Type Specifier Arguments:

s---a positive integer.

Compound Type Specifier Description:

This denotes the set of integers that can be represented in two's-complement form in a byte of s bits. This is equivalent to (integer -2^s-1 2^s-1-1). The type signed-byte or the type (signed-byte *) is the same as the type integer.

The following X3J13 cleanup issue, not part of the specification, applies to this section:

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