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Using this and static

colin shuker
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Joined: Apr 11, 2005
Posts: 750
Hi, small dilemma here...

If I have the class below

Obviously that won't work since you can't use 'this' with static,
so if the parameter being passed in is the same as the class variable,
how can we distinguish them?

You could pass in a different variable (say m), but this seems like
running away from the problem.
Is the standard way to just do ABC.n=n; ???

Kaydell Leavitt
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Joined: Nov 18, 2006
Posts: 689

You can use the usual method of assigning a class (static) variable, by qualifying the class variable with the class name:

[ May 25, 2007: Message edited by: Kaydell Leavitt ]
I agree. Here's the link:
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