Java.lang.Long.signum() Method

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Description

The java.lang.Long.signum() method returns the signum function of the specified long value.The return value is -1 if the specified value is negative, 0 if the specified value is zero and 1 if the specified value is positive.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.lang.Long.signum() method

public static int signum(long i)

Parameters

  • i -- This is the long value.

Return Value

This method returns the signum function of the specified long value.

Exception

  • NA

Example

The following example shows the usage of java.lang.Long.signum() method.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.lang.*;

public class LongDemo {

   public static void main(String[] args) {

     // returns 1 as long value is greater than 1
     System.out.println(Long.signum(87654));
      
     // returns -1 as long value is less than 1
     System.out.println(Long.signum(-56578));
     
     // returns 0 as long value is equal to 0
     System.out.println(Long.signum(0));
   }
}

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result:

1
-1
0



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