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same class n method name

usha prithvi
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Joined: Jun 22, 2005
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hi,

Though itz not a compiler error, for the class and the method to have the same name, y is it not preferred?(the editor says"method has a constructor name") can someone explain me this?

Thankz
Srinivasa Raghavan
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Joined: Sep 28, 2004
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Constructor is a method that has the same name as the class name. So if you are having a method with same name as the class name but with a return type, it decreases the clarity of the code and leads to confusion so it's better to avoid that.


Thanks & regards, Srini
MCP, SCJP-1.4, NCFM (Financial Markets), Oracle 9i - SQL ( 1Z0-007 ), ITIL Certified
usha prithvi
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Joined: Jun 22, 2005
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Itz more clear to me now.Thankz for the explanation.
 
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