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Why is this implicit cast legal?

 
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If I have this:



why does the code compile? A long variable is 8 bytes, while a float variable is 4 bytes. In theory, a float is not large enough to hold 8 bytes.
 
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A float is a wider type. It has a larger range of values than a long does. Even though there may be loss of precision Java allows casting into wider types.
 
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Ok thanks a lot.
 
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