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why Double by Default

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why unsuffixed floating point constants are double by default ?
Feb 22 '07 #1
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Because that is what the standard specifies.

You can create a float constant by sufixing an F (although from you question I guess you may know this).

123.456; // double constant
123.456F; // float constant
Feb 22 '07 #2

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