How to handle overflow if I solve this problem using string operations?

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    public int reverse(int x) {
        boolean porm = true;
    	if (x<0){
    		porm = false;
    		x =-x;
        String str = Integer.toString(x);
        char[] rsvstr = new char[str.length()];
        int len = str.length();
        for(int i=0;i<str.length();i++){
            rsvstr[i] = str.charAt(len-1);
        String strstr = new String(rsvstr);
        int rvsint = Integer.parseInt(strstr);
        	rvsint = -rvsint;
        return rvsint;

    Above is my code, and I don't have any solution to deal with the overflow since I use string to reverse the integer. As in previous discussion, I found the idea to reverse the integer without using string operation. But how about the solution for the string operation to check the overflow?

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    If you're handling this problem with strings, here are a few things you can use:

    • There's Integer.MAX_VALUE (and Integer.MIN_VALUE)
    • Integer.MAX_VALUE is 2147483647 (10 numbers), therefor, Integer.toString(x).length() will never be > 10.
    • If Integer.toString(x).length() == 10, then you need to check x's last digit thru the first one to see if the reversed value is > 2147483647

    //Overflow check
    if (input.length() == 10) {
    for (int i=0; i < input.length(); i++) {
    if ( input.charAt(input.length() -1 -i) > maxValue.charAt(i))
    return 0;

    After the overflow check the rest of the algorithm is pretty straight forward, as follows:

    StringBuffer buffer = new StringBuffer();
    for(int i=0; i < input.length(); i++) { buffer.append(input.charAt(input.length()-1-i)); }
    return Integer.parseInt(buffer.toString());


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    Nice idea that converting the Integer.MAX_VALUE to string and then comparing the length and each digit.
    Thanks for help!

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