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comparing long and double

 
Angela lewis
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Why does this return true.
Doesn't long and double have different bit patterns?
 
Shilpi M Ag
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Comparision of primitives only compares values
 
Chris Allen
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In this case, the long value will be promoted to a double value before the equality expression is evaluated. Thus, the values are deemed to be equal. The widening rules are as follows:

1. If either expression is of type double, the other is converted to a double
2. If either expression is of type float, the other is converted to a float
3. If either exprssion is of type long, the other is converted to a long
4. Otherwise, both operands are converted to int
 
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