Java.lang.Short.compareTo() Method


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Description

The java.lang.Short.compareTo() method compares two Short objects numerically.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.lang.Short.compareTo() method

public int compareTo(Short anotherShort)

Parameters

  • anotherShort -- This is the Short to be compared.

Return Value

This method returns the value 0 if this Short is equal to the argument Short, a value less than 0 if this Short is numerically less than argument Short; and a value greater than 0 if this Short is numerically greater than the argument Short.

Exception

  • NA

Example

The following example shows the usage of java.lang.Short.compareTo() method.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.lang.*;

public class ShortDemo {

   public static void main(String[] args) {
   
   // create short object and assign value to it
   short val1 = 50, val2 = 200, val3 = 50;
   Short Shortval1 = new Short(val1);
   Short Shortval2 = new Short(val2);
   Short Shortval3 = new Short(val3);
    
   // returns less than 0 if this Short is less than the argument Short
   int cmp = Shortval1.compareTo(Shortval2); 
   System.out.println("" + Shortval1 + " is less than " + Shortval2 + ",
   difference = " + cmp);

   // returns 0 if this Short is equal to the argument Short
   cmp = Shortval1.compareTo(Shortval3); 
   System.out.println("" + Shortval1 + " is equal to " + Shortval3 + ",
   difference = " + cmp);

   // returns greater than if this Short is greater than the argument Short
   cmp = Shortval2.compareTo(Shortval1); 
   System.out.println("" + Shortval2 + " is more than " + Shortval1 + ",
   difference = " + cmp);
  }
}   

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

50 is less than 200, difference = -150
50 is equal to 50, difference = 0
200 is more than 50, difference = 150

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