Strings Comparison

How does the compiler compares the strings ?

Like :

print ( “bahaa” > “bahaa” )

I know how does the compiler compares the characters using Unicode but what about the strings.

I can’t say for absolute sure (someone else might chime in), but I suspect it comes down to the Java compareTo method under the hood…

Java characters are UTF-16 under the hood. I’m not sure, but I think the compare function is NLS dependent. You need to use a collator to ensure a constant result.

That’s correct.

So to be totally clear, there is an implicit conversion in the standard library which adds a bunch of extension methods to String. "bahaa" > "bahaa" actually desugars to