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Is it bad to create classes whose sole purpose is to be converted to another class implicitly?

Imagine a situation where we're using a library that allows you to create Circle objects, where you can specify the radius and the center of the circle to define it. However, for some reason, it also ...
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Is it bad practice to simplify constructor dependencies using a simple container when the class represents the entry point for a sub system?

I have a System which depends on Transactions, and a few other things. This list can become very long. Transactions can be (and will be) implemented in two ways or more, so every transaction is an ...
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Giving a class many constructors and assigning via them as many properties as possible

I have written a class which represents a SQLite Trigger. public SQLiteTrigger(string Name, string On, TriggerStartType StartType, ...
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What would be the merits/disadvantages of an OOP language that forced the generator pattern?

In OOP languages, programs can define static methods that can generate objects with different parameters (including subclassed or pre-generated objects), but they are not as commonly used because we ...
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Constructor overloading or allow null?

Which is the preferred design to use, one constructor that allows null, or two constructors where one throws an ArgumentNullException on null? Two constructors with exception throwing public class ...
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How do you write super() in the UML format?Is it correct to write super(parameter: type): return type in the UML methods section?

Suppose you write a subclass that extends to a certain class and in that subclass, you use the super() method for your constructor. Would you write "super(parameter: type): return type" in the UML?
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Calling a constructor from a parent class in a derived class

I'm trying to create a parent class with a constructor that takes a single int as a parameter. I also need to derive a child class that creates two instances of the parent class using a constructor ...
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Design pattern for too many ctor parameters within class hierarchy

Is there some design pattern for handling situation where class hierarchy constructors parameters force the most bottom classes to have too many parameters? Ideally this would be in C++, if language ...
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Java constructors confusion? [closed]

public class example { private String one; private String two; public example(String one, String two) { this.one = one; this.two = two; } public static void ...
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Why does JavaScript console.log of objects sometimes show prototype/constructor pattern forever

I've always noticed this, but never actually understood what's happening here. I have a fairly simple object that I've put in a console.log. It has a seemingly never ending pattern of prototype -> ...
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Is the complexity needed to prevent downcasting from constructor to overridden method worth it?

Invoking non-final instance methods in constructors risks downcasting from a constructor to an overridden method as such: public class Start { public static void main(String[] args) { try ...
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Why are SameAsClassName() constructors deprecated in PHP7?

According to the PHP5 manual, __construct() was introduced in PHP5 as a replacement for SameAsClassName() constructors, and from PHP7, the old style is marked as deprecated, so in future versions, ...
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Constructor with tons of parameters vs builder pattern

It is well know that if your class have a constructor with many parameters, say more than 4, then it is most probably a code smell. You need to reconsider if the class satisfies SRP. But what if we ...
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Should “default constructor” mean the compiler-generated one and “no-argument constructor” mean one you create?

To me, the word "default" means what happens if I do nothing. So I feel that the "default constructor" should refer only to the one that the compiler provides if I do not write any. That makes it ...
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C++ Virtual destructors used only when there are virtual functions

This is from Effective C++ (Meyers): Classes not designed to be base classes or not designed to be used polymorphically should not declare virtual destructors I don't understand why ...
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How do constructor parameters of a MVC Controller get set?

How does the construction injection work? I have the following code: public class AdvancedSearchController : Controller { private EmployeeController _employeeController; public ...
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What reasons would someone separate instantiation and data loading? [duplicate]

I was wondering what the purpose of separating the instantiation logic and the data loading logic of a class that loads data into memory if the class is a one time use. Here is an example of what I ...
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Legitimate “real work” in a constructor?

I am working on a design, but keep hitting a roadblock. I have a particular class (ModelDef) that is essentially the owner of a complex node tree built by parsing an XML schema (think DOM). I want to ...
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Stubbing Properties with private setters for tests

We have the object public class MyObject{ protected MyObject(){} public string Property1 {get;private set;} public string Property2 {get;private set;} public string Property3 ...
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Is it always better to use __construct() in CodeIgniter's Models and Views, even if it's not needed? [closed]

Sometimes we have Models and Controllers where the function __construct() just doesn't do anything, but is sitting on the top of all the methods in CodeIgniter's models and controllers. A lot of ...
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Liskov principle with different constructor parameters

My first question is, is the Liskov principle applied even on constructor declaration? I mean there, am I forced to have exactly the same number / types of parameter in my constructor for each ...
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How to deal with constructors in large data classes [duplicate]

Several times now I have come across the situations where you have some kind of settings class that simply contains a mass of data. Often these classes are simply not valid without at least most of ...
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Public and Private Constructors with Equivalent Signatures

Here is the problem illustrated using an example of an immutable class. A Book must have at least one of a title and an ISBN. public class Book { private readonly string _title; private ...
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When to use Constructor and when to use Collection Initializer?

I am having a .Net class which has 10 properties like given below: [the datatypes of individual property is just a placeholder here and it can be anything from a primitive type to an object to a list ...
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How can I roll-back the execution of a constructor while building a complex data structure?

I'm building a complex tree of objects. There are a total of five types, A, B, C, D, and E. There is a single instance of A, which is the root node. A has one or more Bs as children, each B has one or ...
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Is a large static initializer a code smell?

I am extending SimpleExpandableListAdapter in Android. I don't think Android's adapter is implemented very well, in that its constructors have a large number of rather complicated arguments and it has ...
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Why can't I call a constructor in itself?

I am currently porting the class NumberRange from Java to C#. I am writing this constructor and I wonder whether I can call a constructor in itself. Something like this: public NumberRange(Double ...
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Pass data into a constructor or instead create virtual methods?

In an object oriented module describing a database, should I pass DB description data structures to the constructor in the constructors of derived classes, or should I instead create ("virtual" that ...
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Should I put the parameters in constructor or in method? (Python 3)

I have the following code: def __init__(self, vocable_file_path, xsd_file_path, word_list_file_path): self.vocable_file_path = vocable_file_path self.xsd_file_path = xsd_file_path ...
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Should I initialize C structs via parameter, or by return value? [closed]

The company I work at is initializing all of their data structures through an initialize function like so: //the structure typedef struct{ int a,b,c; } Foo; //the initialize function ...
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Can I make my constructors less repetitive?

I'm extending a class with 10 different constructors. The new subclass, SpecialImage, is used like this: SpecialImage specialImage = new SpecialImage(..); // Leverage the Rotate() method of ...
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interpretation of the statement in java

I am confused over the interpretation of the following statement Fruit x= new Fruit(); My interpretation is that the new operator along with Fruit(); creates a new object somewhere in the memory. ...
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Should constructors for API classes ever be public, or can a factory always be used? [closed]

I'm surprised this doesn't seem to have been asked before, or at least I can't find it anywhere. I know this is more of a philosophical question, but is there any particular reason not to use a ...
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Usage of objects in multiple containers in C++

In cases where there is a desire for objects to be "shared" between multiple containers, I would like to know what is the best practice in C++. For example, when implementing some path algorithms ...
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pass a variable as parameter to constructor c# [closed]

pass a variable as parameter to constructor as i want to change the variable value with changeable value i'm new to c# so that i tries to implement one thing in many way i did what i want to do with ...
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C# Constructor and private LINQ to SQL members

I am extending an application I have developed so that it is more broadly useful for multiple jobs, rather than the single job I created it for. There are a number of tables that I get from SQL ...
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Multiple method calls in the constructor and dependency injection

I was asked to refactor some almost ureadable spaghetti code into object-oriented architecture. I have some doubts regarding a class that I designed. Here is the class' skeleton: require_once ...
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How can I condense a case class with ~20 constructor arguments into 5 or 6 arguments in Scala?

Let's say I have a case class with ~20 constructor arguments? This is obviously very clunky to type. What would be the best way to condense these arguments into maybe 5 or 6 arguments? There are some ...
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How does one keep argument counts low and still keep third party dependencies separate?

I use a third party library. They pass me a POJO that, for our intents and purposes, is probably implemented like this: public class OurData { private String foo; private String bar; private ...
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How should I change in get method without calling getList() of Deque? [closed]

import java.util.List; import java.util.ArrayList; public class Test { /** * @param args * @throws Exception */ public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception { ...
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Where does the Liskov Substitution Principle generally lie in different constructor parameter lists?

There are two other questions I've posted that dealt with specific cases of this: Where does the Liskov Substitution Principle lie in a subclass passing extra arguments to similar, tightly-related ...
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Initialize physical resources in constructor

Is it an acceptable practice to initialize physical/external resources from a constructor when the resource is needed for the object to do it's work? For instance, let's say I wanted to create an ...
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Constructor vs casting operator

I'm programming a library (so I have complete access to all the mentioned classes). Two classes (A and B) are essentially the same and differ only by their implementation, so they can be easily ...
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Query on usage of 'Window()' default constructor from java.awt

I had been through this query before asking this question. In class Window we have constructor with default direct access level package private but not private as shown below: Window() throws ...
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Patterns for subclass constructors that vary the parent class constructor slightly

So, my problem is in the context of an MVC-style approach. The code here is PHP, but I'm hoping this is a design issue independent of it. abstract class Controller { private $domain; private ...
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Why should I use a factory class instead of direct object construction?

I have seen the history of several С# and Java class library projects on GitHub and CodePlex, and I see a trend of switching to factory classes as opposed to direct object instantiation. Why should I ...
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Decoupling when constructors have non-contractual parameters

By non-contractual parameters, I mean parameters that are not interfaces or service dependencies, something like class Person(string name). I am writing a webpage scraping application, and so far ...
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Wrapping constructor arguments

Given a base class with around 25 or so subclasses, I have found that adding an argument to the base constructor is painful. protected AbstractController(Service1 s1, Service2 s2, Service3 s3){ ... } ...
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Constructors, Ignore Arguments

Is it possible to have a constructor in a class, that you can ignore certain arguments/parameters? For example, I have this constructor Car(color, make, model, wheels, type, doors) Could I call ...
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Matching the superclass's constructor's parameter list, is treating a null default value as a non-null value within a constructor a violation of LSP? [duplicate]

I kind of ran into this when messing around with FlashPunk, and I'm going to use it as an example. Essentially the main sprite class is pretty much class Entity. Entity's constructor has four ...