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This shows the hazards of mixing constructors and initialisers. Also you said initialiser field, which is misleading you. Have a look in the Java Language Specification about the order in which constructors, initialisers, etc are executed in instantiation. It might be this section.
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Karan Kaw wrote: . . . I was so busy following good code conventions . . .
That is a meaning of the word “good” which I am not familiar with