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Thread: Why getMethod, but not set method

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    Default Why getMethod, but not set method

    Very often I see in Java code a constructor been used instead of void setColor() method for example.
    Why would somebody do this?

    So why doing this:
    public class Dog { 
        String color; 
     
        public Dog(String color) 
        { 
            this.color = color; 
        } 
    }

    Instead of:

    public class Dog { 
        String color; 
     
        public void setColor(String color) 
        { 
            this.color = color; 
        } 
    }

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    Default Re: Why getMethod, but not set method

    The object itself may change the variable after initialization, but it would undesirable to change the variable from outside.

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