A special type of subroutine called at the creation of an object.

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Should I set a license in the constructor or a static constructor?

We are using the Aspose PDF library to work with PDF files. Aspose requires the license to be set once per process. Accordingly, I have created the following common static method that sets the ...
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Exercising in copy constructors and assignment operators

I've just created an implementation of array to train myself in copy constructors, assignment operators, and exception safety. Please look at this code and tell me what is wrong here. ...
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Zip-like construction of objects from parameter collections

This little function can make object creation much easier. Sometimes you need to switch between representing your data as objects vs. having the members in separate containers. Example: ...
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When a constructor calls a helper function, should the helper mutate the object or return part of the object?

I have a private method that is called from the constructor to instantiate a bunch of objects. I can do it two ways. ...
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What is the advantage/disadvantage of using default initializer for private fields?

Let's compare the following code: 1) ...
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Long constructors, inheritance, class method constructors

My class takes functions as a parameter. There are 6 of them, along with numerous other parameters. Almost all of the fields have default values. It also has a class method that creates an instance ...
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Framework constructor

I'm working on my framework constructor. First I tried to look into jQuery and understand it, but it's so out of my league. Instead I googled and put this code together. Though there aren't many posts ...
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Making this login javascript code more organized and more competent?

I have this basic javascript that using a constructor, validates the form where the login fields cant be empty. All this WITHOUT using any js libraries. So far I have come up with this... ...
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Improve testability of constructor

I have the following constructor ...
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Review of three constructors for a String class

I have the following declaration in my String.h file: private: char* nstring; int nlength; }; The following are three constructors I've implemented in ...
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Reference type and constructors [closed]

Code in Java but should be readable also for c#... Let's assume I have a class with some reference types. Example: ...
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Cleaning up PHP object constructors

I have this annoying problem in PHP with faking overloading constructors. I understand the concept, but the code I produce feels kind of ugly. It isn't a lot of code, just bad code. Any ideas on how ...
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Write a class with some properties and indexed

Is there a better way to write it? I need the best way to write it. It is this principle? Please show me a better way it breaks SRP? ...
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__constructor mysqli variable options

I like the fact that I can create a class and have the connection details in one file if I need to update them and then pass them to the method I create in the class that defines my specific use of ...
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Constructor Chaining in Java

When creating multiple constructors, I usually do the following; ...
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JavaFX design writes to static field from constructor

In JavaFX, the lifecycle of an Application is quite different than Swing. Your constructor must take no arguments so that the ...
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Is this a correct way to write a convenience constructor?

I was reading more about the instancetype on Stack Overflow and now my question is: For every convenience constructor that I write, do I need to have the ...
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Dynamic object creation in Python

I want to abstract away differences between zipfile and rarfile modules. In my code i want to call ZipFile or RarFile ...
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Changing the state of another entity into the constructor method

I have a Clock class who inherites from pyglet.clock.Clock and behaves like a Singleton. Into the constructor method I have the following line: ...
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Java constructor should use setter?

I have a simple Java model Class called Person which have a constructor that receives a JSONObject. In that constructor I get the values from the JSONObject and put in my instance variables. This is ...
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Logic for an init function in email parser

I am writing an email parser and cannot decide how much logic should be included in the __init__ function. I know that a constructor should make the object ready ...
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Constructor with too many arguments [closed]

We have a Transaction class that's very loaded; so loaded that I originally ended up passing almost 20 argument to the ctor. ...
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Calling functions (or invoking methods) in constructor

I had written something like the following, ...
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Self populating view models

So I have a view model (asp.net mcv 3 app) that when instantiated with a particular parameter, populates it's properties via a couple of calls to a web service in it's constructor. ...
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Get resources inside or outside constructor?

I need your opinion on writing a constructor that's clean code and unit test friendly. Option 1 : ...
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Constructors and inheritance in Groovy

I am new to Groovy and I am having a little problem with constructors of subclasses. Basically, I have a base abstract class like ...
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May be a memory leak somewhere or allocated memory not freed? [closed]

Here is the entire program, please help me, I've tried everything to find out what exactly is going with the memory. The problem is everything runs perfectly, but there are some extra characters ...
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Assign local-variables in constructor

How to make this code in constructor more DRY? Is there some more concise way to assign variables passed through object? ...
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How could this constructor code be improved?

How could this constructor code be improved? I feel like I'm not doing something optimally here... ...
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“metaconstructors” for inheritance in js?

Edit - decl smokes dojo.declare - http://jsperf.com/dojo-declare-vs-decl The code has been updated a bit. ...
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MySQL database connection in the constructor

I'm an absolute beginner on PHP OOP in search of the "Holy Graal" of connecting to MySQL database once and reuse this connection for the whole site So far, I've created these files: classes/db.php ...
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Constructors - lots of paramters or none and use of set methods

In your opinion what is the best way to construct an object given the two examples below: Option 1: Lots of parameters ...
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How to improve this basic bit of PHP code

How to improve: ...
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Workaround for overloaded constructor in PHP

I have a class whose purpose is to display a comment. I'd like to be able to instantiate it by passing a Comment object if I happen to have it available, or just ...
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Arguments in constructors matching fields

What is your opinion in arguments in constructors matching members as in the following example ...
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Instantiating objects with many attributes

I have a class with quite a few attributes, most of which are known when I create an instance of the object. So I pass all the values in the constructor: ...
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Database connection in constructor and destructor

I am playing with different ways to do database interaction in PHP, and one of the ideas I have been playing with is connecting to the DB in the constructor and disconnecting in the destructor. This ...