Thread: member functions question

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    member functions question

    Why cant a member function that is declared as static also be declared as const?

    class C {
        static void f() const;  // error
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    Might be this is the answer

    I believe that whenever you make a member function as const, that const actually is applied on the this pointer.

    Since static member functions don't have the this pointer, they can't co-exist.

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