Iv been trying to work through some issues on binary output recently. But im having problems understanding the conversion process in java when using two's complement.
I dont understand why
Prints out 11111111111111111101001001001100. Shoudlnt -11700 only be 15 bits long? When i calculate it by hand and invert the bits to become twos complement it produces : 101001001001100 why does java pad out the binary with 17 bits? Is this because an integer has 32 bits and only trims off non significant 0's?