The range of values for integers in Emacs Lisp is −536870912 to
536870911 (30 bits; i.e.,
2**29 - 1)
on most machines. (Some machines may provide a wider range.) It is
important to note that the Emacs Lisp arithmetic functions do not check
for overflow. Thus
(1+ 536870911) is −536870912 on most
The read syntax for integers is a sequence of (base ten) digits with an optional sign at the beginning and an optional period at the end. The printed representation produced by the Lisp interpreter never has a leading ‘+’ or a final ‘.’.
-1 ; The integer -1. 1 ; The integer 1. 1. ; Also the integer 1. +1 ; Also the integer 1. 1073741825 ; Also the integer 1 on a 30-bit implementation.
As a special exception, if a sequence of digits specifies an integer
too large or too small to be a valid integer object, the Lisp reader
reads it as a floating-point number (see Floating Point Type).
For instance, on most machines
536870912 is read as the
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