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What is the size of boolean data type???

 
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i came across a question in deepak's mock exam..
it was asking for size of boolean data type
the ans was-->8 bits
???
in Khalid's book he had said that width property is not applicable for boolean types?
What's the reality??
 
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Mahajan, I a boolean datatype is 1 bit. At least according to the Java books that I have.
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boolean is of 8 bits.But it is considered as a single entity by JVM. Read the JLS.
 
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a boolean value of false is equal to 00000000
and a boolean value of true is 11111111
in binary terms but a boolean type cannot be converted to any other type and any other type cannot be converted to boolean.
correct me if I am wrong.
 
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