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10.3 Allocating objects

Function: make type args ...
Constructs a new object instance of the specified type, which must be either a java.lang.Class or a <gnu.bytecode.ClassType>.

The args ... are passed to the constructor of the class type. If there is no applicable constructor, and the args ... consist of a set of (keyword,value)-pairs, then the default constructor is called, and each (keyword,value)-pair is used to set the correspdong slot of the result, as if by: (slot-set! result keyword value).

For example, the following are all equivalent:
 
(set! p (make <java.awt.Point> 3 4))

(set! p (make <java.awt.Point> y: 4 x: 3))

(set! p (make <java.awt.Point>))
(slot-set! p 'x 3)
(set! (slot-ref p 'y) 4)


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