/J (Default char Type Is unsigned)
Changes the default char type from signed char to unsigned char, and the char type is zero-extended when widened to an int type.
If a char value is explicitly declared signed, the /J option does not affect it, and the value is sign-extended when widened to an int type.
The /J option defines _CHAR_UNSIGNED, which is used with #ifndef in the LIMITS.h file to define the range of the default char type.
ANSI C and C++ do not require a specific implementation of the char type. This option is useful when you are working with character data that will eventually be translated into a language other than English.
To set this compiler option in the Visual Studio development environment
Open the project's Property Pages dialog box. For details, see.
Click the C/C++ folder.
Click the Language property page.
Modify the Default Char Unsigned property.
To set this compiler option programmatically