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Java Java Objects (Retired) Creating the MVP Comparing Characters

Aldrich Alviar
Aldrich Alviar
2,745 Points

model assistant for a tech conference. help getLineFor method

new info: chars can be compared using the > < symbols?

public class ConferenceRegistrationAssistant {

  public int getLineFor(String lastName) {
    /* If the last name is between A thru M send them to line 1
       Otherwise send them to line 2 */
    int line = 0;
    return line;


1 Answer

Simon Coates
Simon Coates
28,694 Points

yes, chars have a numerical value and are ordered. This allows < and > . However, under a lot of circumstances, you might want to do some string processing (for example to make all characters the same case) prior to doing this comparison. Here, assuming that the first character is a capital, you can do things quite simply. And just a reminder, character literals use single quotes.