Submitted by: M S Sridhar(sridhar.ms@gmail.com)

Thursday Oct 11th 2018 by M S Sridhar

Language: Java, Expertise: Intermediate - Learn more about the intricacies of using single quotes.

The difference is visible when you use the single quote with the + sign. The char value is converted to the ascii value and then summed up.

However, you have to be careful when using in concatenation with a String. The value is just concatenated and not ascii converted.

public class UsageOfSingleQuote
   public static void main(String args[])
      UsageOfSingleQuote usageOfSingleQuote = new UsageOfSingleQuote();
   private void proceed()
      System.out.println("Prints: " + 'A'); //Prints the char
      System.out.println("Prints: " + 'a'); //Prints the char
      System.out.println('A' + 'A'); //Converts to ascii value , sums up and then prints the value
      System.out.println("Abc" + 'A'); //Pure String concatenation


Expected output:

[root@mypc]# java UsageOfSingleQuote
Prints: A
Prints: a

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