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Constructors

  • Definition: A method that creates and initializes an object. Objects in Java programs must be constructed before they can be used.

    Source: Reges & Stepp, 2007

  • Example: Example sentence for context: "Calling a constructor is like sending an order to the factory asking it to follow the blueprint to get you an actual object that you can manipulate."

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  • 9:46am 5/14/2015

    User: reinlessjacklin

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  • 6:14pm 5/27/2009

    User: millam

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    Re: video #107: 'Constructor' in C and Java is a bit of a misnomer. The Constructor and Deconstructor methods are closer to 'initialize' and 'ondestroy'. An actual Constructor does the work of allocating the instance, then calling the instance's initializing method. In Ruby, and a few other languages, you can override the constructor, which is what creates an object, then calls its initializing methods. Those are "Constructor" as used in 107 with the person/agent sign. (Foo.new is an instance method on class Foo that is effectively: "ret = this.allocate()