java.lang.Short reverseBytes​(short i)

Description

The reverseBytes​(short i) method of Short class returns the value obtained by reversing the order of the bytes in the two’s complement representation of the specified short value.

Make a note that the reverseBytes​(short i) method of Short class is static thus it should be accessed statically which means the we would be calling this method in this format:

Short.reverseBytes​(short i)

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 short reverseBytes​(short i)

Method Argument

Data Type Parameter Description
int i the value whose bytes are to be reversed

Method Returns

The reverseBytes​(short i) method of Short class returns the value obtained by reversing (or, equivalently, swapping) the bytes in the specified short value.

Compatibility

Requires Java 1.5 and up

Java Short reverseBytes​(short i) Example

Below is a simple java example on the usage of reverseBytes​(short i) method of Short class.

Basically on the above example, we have assigned 3 short primitive x,y,and z. There are 3 examples provided, the first one is when we compare x and y, the second one is x and z, and the last is y and z.

In comparing x and y, the result is -3 which is the difference between x and y. Since the result is less than 0, then we can conclude that x is less than y.

On the second comparison between x and z, the result is 0. As you have already noticed the value of x and z is the same.

For the 3rd example, the comparison is done between y and z. The result would be 3 which is greater than 0. This result means that y is greater than z.

Sample Output

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

Java Short reverseBytes​(short i) method example output