Try casting 0 to a short. ie a = (short)0 or initializing it on the same line that you declared a.
Short only has 2 constructors:
Short(short value) and Short(String s). So either cast it to a short or pass it as a String if you wish to use this wrapper class.
I realize you just gave a simple example, but try to get in the habit of using meaningful names for variables. It helps self-document your code. [ April 12, 2006: Message edited by: Rusty Shackleford ]
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