To be fair to the OP, even though he doesn't know about explicit object parameters yet, they were not designed for his use case.  I think he wants to force people to put `this->` in front of member names, because he thinks it makes the code more readable (by making member names visually distinct from non-member names).  The solution of always using explicit object parameters sort of achieves this goal, but requires additional syntax of declaring the explicit object parameter in every function, and declaring a new and potentially-unique name for it in every member function.  While, granted, conventionally you could always call it `self`, it's still not as good as using the long-standing and familiar syntax of `this->`.

On Mon, Apr 3, 2023 at 9:43 PM Gašper Ažman via Std-Proposals <std-proposals@lists.isocpp.org> wrote:
How about "just use an explicit-object function" and then bodies behave like they do in free functions?

This is basically what Ville told you to do, as well.

On Mon, Apr 3, 2023 at 12:41 PM Bo Persson via Std-Proposals <std-proposals@lists.isocpp.org> wrote:
On 2023-04-03 at 12:40, Frederick Virchanza Gotham via Std-Proposals wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 3, 2023 at 11:20 AM Ville Voutilainen
> <ville.voutilainen@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Looks like you're failing to see the point. When you write it
>> correctly, that is,
>>
>> return ::Monkey::Func();
>>
>> you know that's a non-member function because it has a :: in the very
>> beginning, so it can't
>> be a member function of the current class or of a base class.
>
>
> I understood the point. The counter-point I was making was that you
> sometimes needed to prepend something more complicated than "::".
>

So the solution to "sometimes needed to prepend something more
complicated" is to *always* prepend this-> to everything else.

Doesn't seem like a simplification to me.



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