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Constructor returns an object?

 
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I have seen this code snippet:



http://static.springsource.org/spring/docs/3.0.0.RC1/spring-framework-reference/html/ch05s04.html

How could this work? As far as I know it's only allowed to call a constructor after the "new" keyword.
 
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I'm not familiar with Spring, but the line of code you posted implies that the class in which it's written has a method BeanWrapperImpl (or has a static import for that static method of another class) which takes can take a Company argument.

Someone please correct me if that's wrong in the Spring context.
 
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Either that or they forgot to add the new keyword.
 
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It looks like an error. It should be new BeanWrapperImpl(new Company()) as shown here.

The BeanWrapperImpl class has many overloaded constructors.
 
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Thank you guys.
 
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