short to int Java

short to int Java


After knowing primitive data types and Java rules of Data Type Casting (Type Conversion), let us cast short to int as an example.

The short takes 2 byte of memory and int takes 4 bytes of memory. Assignment of 2 bytes of memory to 4 byte of memory is done implicitly. This is known as widening conversion.

See the data types order to know the brief rules of casting.

byte –> short –> int –> long –> float –> double

The left-side value can be assigned to any right-side value and is done implicitly. The reverse like int to short requires explicit casting.

Examples of Java implicit casting

short x = 10;
int y = x;

byte x = 10;
short y = x;

Following example on short to int explains the syntax of Java implicit casting.


short to int
Output screenshot of short to int Java

int i1 = s1;

The short s1 is assigned to int i1. This is done implicitly by JVM without extra efforts by Programmer.

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