java.lang.Long compare(long x, long y)

Description

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

Long.valueOf(x).compareTo(Long.valueOf(y))

Make a note that the compare() method of Long class is static thus it should be accessed statically which means the we would be calling this method in this format:

Long.compare(method args)

Non static method is usually called by just declaring method_name(argument) however in this case since the method is static, it should be called by appending the class name as suffix. We will be encountering a compilation problem if we call the java compare method non statically.

Method Syntax

public static int compare(long x, long y)

Method Argument

Data Type Parameter Description
long x the first long to compare
long y the second long to compare

Method Returns

The compare(long x, long y) method of Long class returns the value 0 if x == y; a value less than 0 if x < y; and a value greater than 0 if x > y

Compatibility

Requires Java 1.7 and up

Java Long compare(long x, long y) Example

Below is a simple java example on the usage of compare(long x, long y) method of Long class.

Sample Output

Below is the sample output when you run the above example.

Java Long compare(long x, long y) example output

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