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Hi all,
When I am calling a constructor within a constructor, why is it that I need to call using this(). Why can't I use the same name as that of class when I am overloading the constructor.
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My guess is that to use MyClass( name ) is trying to say we want a 'new' object not use a constructor. While the keyword this() is saying a constructor of 'this' class.

Is this clear as mud?
 
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hi:
please refer to:
http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.3/docs/api/java/lang/reflect/Constructor.html
 
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