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My teacher has asked us to take the following class file, Date.java:



...and create 2 private date fields, as I have already done:



He then wants us to create two constructors: one as a default constructor, and the other that accepts the start and end dates of the time period as parameters. The problem is, I don't know how I would go about creating these methods.

I have tried:



...but I get an error saying that it must return something. Maybe I'm going about this completely wrong, anyways. Could someone please shed some light on this?
 
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The class is named Date, so the constructor must also be named Date, not DateSpan. If you call it "DateSpan" then Java thinks it's a method instead of a constructor, and in a method declaration you always need to specify a return type ("void" if the method doesn't return a value).
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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