final int y = x >= 0 ? x : x;
There is a fundamental problem with Math.abs. There is no corresponding positive value to Integer. MIN_VALUE and Long. MIN_VALUE, the most negative int and long respectively. Math. abs returns those values unchanged, i.e. negative.
You can strip the sign bit to avoid that problem. Then Long. MIN_VALUE becomes 0.
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