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Cast compiler error

shuba gopal
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Joined: May 12, 2011
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The following example results in a compiler exception and needs a cast to execute.

For primitives, I know that the result of arithmetic operations with byte and short result in int and need casting to avoid compiler errors. Number literals are by default int and hence in this example a cast is needed. Am I right?
jishnu dasgupta
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yes. And please quote your sources from now on

If debugging is the process of removing bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in. -- Edsger Dijkstra

Unnar Björnsson
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giving a method expecting a short an int will cause compiler error because int which is a 32 bit 2's complement integer can cause overflow if it's stored in short which is only 16bit, however the reverse is ok, you can store short integer in int since int is an extension of short
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