FAQ: Virtual Computer - Fancify Your Initialize Method

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How come we can include @files as an instance variable in the body of def initialize, without having to previously set it up as a parameter, as it is the case for username and password ?

def initialize(username, password)
@username = username
@password = password
@files = {}


using parameters for the constructor (the initialize method) allows us to set the values when initialize the class.

given the files are empty by default, there is no point in passing it as parameter to the initialize method


thank you very much stetim94, that’s very useful!

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