Hello all, I have been reading K&R2, and it says that "the sign of the result for % [is] machine-dependent for negative operands." Does this mean that the absolute value of the result is guaranteed, but the sign isn't? Or does it mean that (for example) -100 % 3 == -1 on some machines and 2 on others? The latter behavior seems illogical to me, but I've been unable to find a definitive statement about this. Thanks in advance for satisfying my curiosity and for taking mercy on a newsgroup newbie. :) Jim