Short compareTo() method in Java with Examples

The compareTo() method of Short class is a built in method in Java which is used to compare twoShort objects numerically.

Syntax:

public int compareTo(Short otherShort)

Parameters : This method accepts a mandatory parameter otherShort which is the Short object to be compared.



Return type : It returns an int value. It returns:

  • 0 if ‘otherShort’ is equal to ‘thisShort’,
  • a positive value ‘thisShort’ is lesser than ‘otherShort’,
  • a negative value ‘otherShort’ is greater than ‘thisShort’

Below is the implementation of compareTo() method in Java:
Example 1:

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// Java code to demonstrate
// Short compareTo() method
  
class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // creating a Short object
        Short a = new Short("4");
  
        // creating a Short object
        Short b = new Short("4");
  
        // compareTo method in Short class
        int output = a.compareTo(b);
  
        // printing the output
        System.out.println("Comparing " + a
                           + " and " + b + " : "
                           + output);
    }
}

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Output:

Comparing 4 and 4 : 0

Example 2:

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// Java code to demonstrate
// Short compareTo() method
  
class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // creating a Short object
        Short a = new Short("4");
  
        // creating a Short object
        Short b = new Short("2");
  
        // compareTo method in Short class
        int output = a.compareTo(b);
  
        // printing the output
        System.out.println("Comparing " + a
                           + " and " + b + " : "
                           + output);
    }
}

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Output:

Comparing 4 and 2 : 2

Example 3:

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// Java code to demonstrate
// Short compareTo() method
  
class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // creating a Short object
        Short a = new Short("2");
  
        // creating a Short object
        Short b = new Short("4");
  
        // compareTo method in Short class
        int output = a.compareTo(b);
  
        // printing the output
        System.out.println("Comparing " + a
                           + " and " + b + " : "
                           + output);
    }
}

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Output:

Comparing 2 and 4 : -2


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