A constructor is a special method of the class which gets automatically invoked whenever an instance of the class is created. Like methods, a constructor may also contain the group of instructions or a method which will execute at the time of object creation.
Important points to remember about Constructors:
- Constructors are used to initialize the instance variables.
- In Ruby, the constructor has a different name, unlike other programming languages.
- A constructor is defined using the initialize and def keyword.
- It is treated as a special method in Ruby.
- Constructor can be overloaded in Ruby.
- Constructors can’t be inherited.
- It returns the instance of that class.
Note: Whenever an object of the class is created using new method, internally it calls the initialize method on the new object. Also, all the arguments passed to new will automatically pass to method initialize.
class Class_Name def initialize(parameter_list) end end
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Initializing instance variable: Instance variables can be initialized using constructor. Inside the constructor, the initial value to instance variables is provided which can be used further anywhere in the program.
Value of First instance variable is: GeeksforGeeks Value of Second instance variable is: Sudo Placement