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First, just curious why you’d need literals? How is the binary representation of a 64 saturating int different from a 64 int?

Second, C++ operator overloading lets you deal correctly with X+Y, X+1 and 1+X. The only case missing is 1+1, and at least for saturation, the cases where it matters are few and can be spelled out explicitly e.g. with sat64(1)+sat64(1).

Finally, C++11 introduced user-defined literals which are I believe almost exactly what you ask for, see http://en.cppreference.com/w/cpp/language/user_literal.