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Programming Trivia Pop Quiz: Make it TRUE!

According to Wikipedia, "Trivia" refers to bits of information, often of little importance.

 

(Questions posted here are very unlikely to show up on a CLAD exam, for that we have these other discussions)

 

I guess we could have an occasional quick pop quiz that should post no problems to the seasoned programmer, but might stump some of the newcomers for a few minutes. So here is the first one:

 

QUESTION: Given the code shown in the image, find four different inputs that will make the output TRUE when the program is executed.

 

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(Any numeric datatype is allowed, that's why the wire is currently a generic black. All primitives are straight from the palettes. No fake modifications or hidden custom code).


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Since I was already privy to the discussion that prompted this, I will give a hint.

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There is a value for each of the four integer data types (I8, I16, I32, and I64).

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You said any numeric datatype is allowed, but that's not completely true 🙂

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@Gregory wrote:

You said any numeric datatype is allowed, but that's not completely true 🙂

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Broken wires are allowed, but it would be difficult to generate a TRUE (i.e. the required task!) with broken code. 😄


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so i could do it for integers, not for floats, and i am quite confused.

i hope you will give a nice explanation

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seems my twos-complement knowledge has shrunk to a peanut 😉
the absolute value of -128 is not representable in i8,
the normal operation would be to negate all bits and add 1,
but that doesn't seem to happen here.


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jwcs,

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Do the math in hex and it makes a lot more sense.  Take the I8 as an example.  -128 = 0x80.  Invert all bits yields 0x7F.  Add 1 and you are left with 0x80.

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@crossrulz

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thx.. as i said befor .. peanuts 😉 .. i read up on the twos complement now it makes sense and is the "normal" two complements way

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Time for another

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@JÞB wrote:

Time for another

 


 

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@JÞB wrote:

Time for another

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That's a Rube Goldberg.  I can replace that with one node.


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