C# unchecked keyword - dangerous? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Is there danger of memory corruption or leak if I use the unchecked keyword?  

    For example, if I have code that does this:

    int x = int.MaxValue;
    unchecked {
     x = x + 10;

    Is the worst case here that the value of x wraps and gives an unexpected value, or is there potentially more dangerous consequences that can arise from doing this?



    Monday, January 20, 2020 8:01 PM

All replies

  • No problem here. The only effect of unchecked in this example is that x will "wrap around" on its binary value, but nothing will be corrupted other than the value of x itself.
    Monday, January 20, 2020 9:01 PM
  • Seems that the issue would be if an unexpected value is produced that may cause issues with what the variable is used for else no issues.

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    Monday, January 20, 2020 10:22 PM