by the IEEE 754 standard,
which means it can represent numbers as large as
±1.7976931348623157 × 10308 and as small as ±5 × 10−324.
−9007199254740992 (−253) and 9007199254740992 (253), inclusive. If you use integer
values larger than this, you may lose precision in the trailing digits. Note, however, that
scribed in Chapter 4) are performed with 32-bit integers.
sections. Note that any numeric literal can be preceded by a minus sign (-) to make the
number negative. Technically, however, - is the unary negation operator (see Chap-
ter 4) and is not part of the numeric literal syntax.