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short and byte

Phillipe Rodrigues
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Joined: Oct 30, 2007
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What is the difference between a short and a byte datatype?What can be the range of numbers that i can include in short and byte?

Is it like short can be from -100 to 100?
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Shahnawaz Shakil
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Joined: Aug 04, 2008
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Byte is 8 bit signed data type and short is 16 bit signed data type. Thus for byte, the range is -128 to 127. Please calculate the range of short yourself.
Campbell Ritchie

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
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See my first port of call for most of these thing, the Java Tutorials.
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