boolean to short Java

The data type boolean is incompatible for converting into any other data type. That is, a boolean value cannot be converted into any other data type like char, int, double etc. The maximum permitted is one boolean can be assigned to another boolean. That is, boolean to short is not possible.

Following are not permitted.

   boolean b = true;
   short x = b;             // error, boolean to short

   short x = 10;
   boolean y = x;           // error, short to boolean

   boolean b = true;
   char ch = b;             // error, boolean to char

   char ch = 'A';
   boolean b =ch;           // error, char to boolean

Following is permitted (boolean assignment).

   boolean b = true;
   boolean b1 = b;          // permitted
   System.out.println(b1);  // prints true

The keyword boolean is used in comparison operations.

   int x = 10;
   int y = 20;
   boolean b = (x == y);
   System.out.println(b);   // prints false
Let us write a simple program just to see the compiler message when boolean to short is casted.
public class Conversions
{
  public static void main(String args[])
  {
    boolean b1 = true;
    short s1 = b1;     // error
    
    System.out.println(b1);
  }
}


boolean to short
Error message when boolean to short casted

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