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C++: Why static function of a class is not allowed to access non-static data members ?

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C++: Why static function of a class is not allowed to access non-static data members ?
posted Sep 20, 2018 by Ganesh Kumar

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Static function is not associated with class object. So it can be called just with the class name. (without creating the object instance from that class). This is also applicable to static data member.

Nonstatic variables are associated with objects. i.e when instance of object is created from the class, it will have its own copy of non static variable.

Since static function doesnot know object instance, so it cant access the non-static data member.

answer Sep 20, 2018 by Pdk
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