tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3237724005744642470.post3864373561132816518..comments2020-07-30T12:43:10.297+01:00Comments on Captain Debug's Blog: The Telescoping Constructor (Anti)PatternRoger Hugheshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07042290171112551665noreply@blogger.comBlogger1125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3237724005744642470.post-36092957959916084112013-11-20T15:25:57.566+00:002013-11-20T15:25:57.566+00:00I agree with you that telescoping constructors are...I agree with you that telescoping constructors are not ideal. I do think for a small number of parameter it may be the simplest choice though. (If only Java had default arguments). <br /><br />However I think your example could be cleaner and it is not really an example of a telescoping constructor. You duplicate the default values by letting each constructor i call constructor n directly. You would get a &quot;telescope&quot; without duplicated default values when you let constructor i call constructor i+1 .Henno Vermeulenhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02554767660545897675noreply@blogger.com