constructor overloading

Hi,

I am reading below link

http://www.homeandlearn.co.uk/java/constructor_overloading.html

i wonder why we need below method


String fullName() {

return Full_Name;

}

i also not sure how we got female as output in 2nd overloaded constructor.

Please advise
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gurpsbassiCommented:
You posted another question with a link from the same website. Myself and another expert advised you not to follow this website. It is teaching a lot of bad/wrong stuff. You will become a bad programmer if you continue to follow.
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mccarlIT Business Systems Analyst / Software DeveloperCommented:
I agree with Gurpsbassi, leave this site alone.

However, the question is now in your head, and the answer is fairly simple, so...

i wonder why we need below method

You need the below method in order to access the value of Full_name from outside the class, since the field is declared "private". Typically this is just a "getter" method and so should be called something like "getFullName()" and hopefully that is what you have seen in other code and should make sense now.


i also not sure how we got female as output in 2nd overloaded constructor.

Well it's simple, "female" was what was passed into that constructor, and in that constructor, the value that is passed in is what gets assigned to the Full_Name field. So when you then, "get" the full name back out of it and print it, you get "female"
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