Proposal for removing self

Steven Bethard steven.bethard at
Fri Aug 27 06:52:50 CEST 2004

Delaney, Timothy C (Timothy <tdelaney <at>> writes:
> 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
> :(

I had to work in Java over the summer, and I started using 'this.' for all 
instance variables.  Found it much easier to read my code when I went back to 
it later.  (Of course, I was prompted by Python's syntax, but the real 
motivator was reading someone else's code and having to hunt down their 
instance variables to figure out what was going on...)


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