The short is a keyword defined in the java programming language.
short Java Keyword
The short is a keyword defined in the java programming
language. Keywords are basically reserved words which have specific meaning
relevant to a compiler in java programming language likewise the short
keyword indicates the following : -- A short type of
variable may store a 16−bit signed integer.
-- short is a Java primitive type.
-- there is a wrapper class corresponding to a short primitive type which is
known as the Short class.
-- The Short wrapper class the defines MIN_VALUE and MAX_VALUE constants.
-- These constants represents
the range of values for this type compatible with the short class according
to the compiler compatability.
-- Please note that all the integer literals in Java programming language are
32−bit integer values unless they are followed by l or L as in 235L,
this indicates that the value should be
interpreted as a long.
Examples to use the Keyword
short to declare variables within a class
short = 5;
short octalNumber = 0077;
short hexNumber = 0xff;