The ToLongBiFunction Interface is a part of the java.util.function package which has been introduced since Java 8, to implement functional programming in Java. It represents a function which takes in two arguments of type T and U and produces an long-valued result.
This functional interface takes in two generics, namely:-
- T: denotes the type of the first input argument to the operation
- U: denotes the type of the second input argument to the operation
The lambda expression assigned to an object of ToLongBiFunction type is used to define its applyAsLong() which eventually applies the given operation on its two arguments. It is similar to using an object of type BiFunction<T, U, Long>.
The ToLongBiFunction interface has only one function:
This method accepts two arguments of type T and U and produces a long-valued result.
long applyAslong(T t, U u)
Parameters: This method takes in two parameters:
- t– the first input argument
- u– the second input argument
Returns: This method returns a long-valued result.
Below is the code to illustrate applyAsLong() method: