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How do you use the Formatter class to create a text file?

shampouya asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I noticed that the program below creates a text file below in the folder that contains your java project. But why does the code below create a file? I see that the Formatter object is created and called x, but why does defining x create a file? I didn't realize that simply defining something could result in a tangible action.
import java.util.*;

public class apples {

    public static void main(String[] args) {

        final Formatter x;

            x = new Formatter("fred.txt");
            System.out.println("you created a file");
        catch(Exception e){
            System.out.println("you got an error");

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