I have no class

Dave Angel davea at davea.name
Mon Nov 24 06:20:41 CET 2014

On 11/24/2014 12:11 AM, Dave Angel wrote:
> On 11/23/2014 11:21 PM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>> In some of these languages, the use of "this/self/me" is optional, but
>> I'm not aware of *any* OOP language where there is no named reference to
>> the current object at all.
> The case I found astounding in C++ was in the initializer list where the
> line
>      value:value
> would assume that the first one was  this->value, and the second was a
> local named value (usually an argument to the constructor).

That was rather sloppy.  Since this is only used in a constructor, and 
it appears before the body of the function/method, the second one must 
be an argument, or else something non-local.

Anyway, the construct is a bit of a surprise the first time you see it.


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