byte() (cast)

Converts a value to the byte data type.


Casting to the byte type is provided for compatibility with Arduino. However, the recommended Maple type for storing an 8-bit unsigned integer is uint8. (C and C++ programmers: stdint.h is also available).

In order to cast a variable x to a uint8, the following syntax can be used:





x: a value of any integer type


The value, converted to a byte. Note, however, that if the value is larger than the maximum value you can store in a byte (255), then the results might be strange and unexpected.

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