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× Java.lang Package Classes

The java.lang.Long.compare() method is used to compare two long values numerically. The value returned is identical to what would be returned by: Long.valueOf(x).compareTo(Long.valueOf(y)).


public static int compare(long x,
                          long y)


x Specify the first long to compare.
y Specify the second long to compare.

Return Value

Returns the value 0 if x == y; a value less than 0 if x < y; and a value greater than 0 if x > y.




In the below example, the java.lang.Long.compare() method is used to compare given long values.

import java.lang.*;

public class MyClass {
  public static void main(String[] args) {
    //creating long values
    long val1 = 5;
    long val2 = 5;
    long val3 = -5;

    //comparing long values 
    System.out.println("comparing val1 and val2: " + Long.compare(val1, val2)); 
    System.out.println("comparing val1 and val3: " + Long.compare(val1, val3)); 
    System.out.println("comparing val3 and val1: " + Long.compare(val3, val1));    

The output of the above code will be:

comparing val1 and val2: 0
comparing val1 and val3: 1
comparing val3 and val1: -1

❮ Java.lang - Long