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Java The Thing About Strings

stephen crayton
stephen crayton
405 Points

not sure what "new" is used for here

object firstObject = new Object()l

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
228,077 Points

The "new" operator constructs a new object. It's not actually needed here, since calling Object() would return a new object anyway, but it's good practice. But it would make a difference if it were being used with a simple constructor function. For example:

function con(name) { this.name = name; }

x = con("Joe");      // no errors, but x is still undefined
x = new con("Joe");  // but now, x contains an object