Proposal for removing self

Alex Martelli aleaxit at
Fri Aug 27 08:55:35 CEST 2004

Delaney, Timothy C (Timothy) <tdelaney at> wrote:

> Andrea Griffini wrote:
> > I remember Alex Martelli advocating in our italian newsgroup on
> > C++ that C++ programmers should use "this->..." everywhere :-)
> I evangelise this here (mainly for Java code these days, but close
> enough). Unfortunately, I don't seem to be able to convince anyone else

While it's also a good idea in Java, it's not as compelling as in C++,
because Java mostly lacks the complications due to C++'s templates and
freestanding ("not inside a class") names (haven't looked at Java
generics so I don't know if they got those complications back in;-).


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