Overload constructor for Scala’s Case Classes?

Overloading constructors isn’t special for case classes:

case class Foo(bar: Int, baz: Int) {
  def this(bar: Int) = this(bar, 0)

new Foo(1, 2)
new Foo(1)

However, you may like to also overload the apply method in the companion object, which is called when you omit new.

object Foo {
  def apply(bar: Int) = new Foo(bar)

Foo(1, 2)

In Scala 2.8, named and default parameters can often be used instead of overloading.

case class Baz(bar: Int, baz: Int = 0)
new Baz(1)

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