parseInt() returns the first valid (long) integer value from the current position under the following conditions:
- Initial characters that are not digits or a minus sign, are skipped;
- Parsing stops when no characters have been read for a configurable time-out value, or a non-digit is read;
// PROTOTYPE long parseInt(); long parseInt(char skipChar); // SYNTAX stream.parseInt(); stream.parseInt(skipChar); // allows format characters (typically commas) in values to be ignored
- stream : an instance of a class that inherits from Stream
- skipChar : the character to ignore while parsing (char).
Returns: parsed int value (long). If no valid digits were read when the time-out occurs, 0 is returned.