What is the relation to 'z'.getClass and classOf[Char].isInstance

Can someone help me understand why this returns false ?


'z'.getClass returns the class for the primitive char type on JVM, but isInstance expects a value which is subtype of java.lang.Object (so z will be boxed to java.lang.Character). In this case a call to isInstance on a java.lang.Class for a primitive type will never return true.


ah ok, the following returns true


Your answer was helpful. However, for clarity could you pleas edit the answer and clarify what you mean by a class returning a value. Classes do not return values. Do you mean the isInstance method of a class returning a value, or do you mean the method returning a value when given an instance of a class.

Thanks for the feedback!, I have edited my answer

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