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Thread: constructor issue

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    Default constructor issue

    hi
    say i wanna write a constructor that would pass parameters (of a simple type) to an object
    say the parameters are (double)x y and z and the object is a Point3D object that has _x, _y and _z as attributes
    should i use a method like setX() to pass the parameters to the object or should is use the object's constructor and pass these parameters to the constructor?
    in other words should i:

    public Box3D (double length, double width, double height, double x, double y, double z){ //_basicCorner is an object.
    _length = length;
    _width = width;
    _height = height;
    _basicCorner = new Point3D (x,y,z);

    or should i:

    public Box3D (double length, double width, double height, double x, double y, double z){
    _length = length;
    _width = width;
    _height = height;
    _basicCorner.setX(x);
    _basicCorner.setY(y);
    _basicCorner.setZ(z);

    thanks in advance and hope i made myself clear despite english not being my native language.


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    Default Re: constructor issue

    if _length and others are private then use set method but i don't think they make a difference until that class is for public(not the keyword) use.

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