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Scala Char compare() method with example

Last Updated : 03 Nov, 2019
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The compare() method is utilized to compare the stated character value with the value in the arguments list.

Method Definition: def compare(y: Char): Int

Return Type: It returns Int. Where, if the stated character value is greater than ‘x’ then a positive integer is returned, if its less than ‘x’ then a negative integer is returned and if its equal to ‘x’ then zero is returned.

Example: 1#




// Scala program of compare()
// method
  
// Creating object
object GfG
  
    // Main method
    def main(args:Array[String])
    {
      
        // Applying compare() method 
        val result = 'a'.compare('A')
          
        // Displays output
        println(result)
      
    }


Output:

32

Example: 2#




// Scala program of compare()
// method
  
// Creating object
object GfG
  
    // Main method
    def main(args:Array[String])
    {
      
        // Applying compare() method
        val result = 'B'.compare('B')
          
        // Displays output
        println(result)
          
    }


Output:

0


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