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Thread: How do you write an advanced mutator method for arrays?

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    Default How do you write an advanced mutator method for arrays?

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    I'm relatively new to programming, so this is very confusing to me. In this program, I declared and instantiated an array of 5 card EMPTY SLOTS (from a program called Card.java in which all the cards are complete). This is my constructor method:

    public BasicPlayer()
    {
    myHand = new Card[5];
    }


    Then I'm supposed to declare an advanced mutator and accessor method for arrays (the getter and setter I assume), which is where I am stuck. For the accessor method, I am supposed to get a card from the players hand:

    public Card getCard()
    {
    card tempCard = myHand [numberDealt];
    numberDealt ++;
    return tempCard;
    }

    but then for the mutator method, I am supposed to set a SINGULAR CARD into the player's hand (I will create a loop in a different class setting more cards into the hand, but for now, I just need one). This is where I am stuck. What am I supposed to do?

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    Default Re: How do you write an advanced mutator method for arrays?

    supposed to set a SINGULAR CARD into the player's hand
    What is a SINGULAR CARD?
    If the player's hand has 5 slots, which slot is the card supposed to go into?

    an advanced mutator and accessor method for arrays
    You appear to have the accessor method. What is the advanced mutator method supposed to do?

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