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How are constants recogonized by the lexical analyser like

interger 1234     floating point  1234.56789

and what happens when we have -1234  and -1234.56789 how many tokens are generated in this case(each of this case) ?

is "-" considered seperately ?
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"-" is considered as a separate token, it is an unary operator. Rest of the constant is taken as a single token, i.e. -1234.56789 are two token: "-" and "1234.56789".
but - is not unary  --  and -= are unary right ?
but i too think it will generate as it is valid operator
If "-" is a separate token in "-2.5" then we need not have a representation for negative numbers :)

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