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Package class example
Packages example from a Well House Consultants training course
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   • Relationships between Java classes - inheritance, packaging and others - [link]

Source code: pack.java Module: J708

// Well House Consultants, 2004.

package card_pkg;

/** Card pack / hand dealer*/
public class pack

// Instance Variables
   int [] cards;
   public int ncards;

// Constructors
   public pack(int ndecks, int njokers, int shorten)
      ncards = (((13 - shorten) * 4 ) * ndecks) + njokers ;
      cards = new int [ncards];
      int n_at = 0;
      for (int k=0;k<njokers;k++)
      for (int i=0;i<ndecks;i++) {
         for (int k=shorten;k<13;k++) {
            for (int j=0;j<4;j++) {

   public pack()
      pack temp = new pack(1,0,0);
      ncards = temp.ncards;
      cards = temp.cards;

   public pack(int ndecks)
      pack temp = new pack(ndecks,0,0);
      ncards = temp.ncards;
      cards = temp.cards;

   public pack(int ndecks,int njokers)
      pack temp = new pack(ndecks,njokers,0);
      ncards = temp.ncards;
      cards = temp.cards;

// method to access data
    public void print()
      for (int k=0;k<ncards;k++)
         System.out.print(" " + cards[k]);
         if ((k+1) % 10 == 0 || k == ncards-1)

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