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Explain how static member functions are called in C++?

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Explain how static member functions are called in C++?
posted Feb 3, 2015 by Alwaz

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Static member functions are called by referencing its containing class without using an object.
The following code snippet illustrates the use of static member functions.

Test::set_number(22);
Test::print_number();

where set_number() and print_number() are static functions and they are defined as follows in the class Test:

 static void set_number(int arg) { 
                   si = arg; // si is an int var
         }
         static void print_number() {
             cout << "Value of si = " << si << endl;
         }
answer Feb 4, 2015 by Mohammed Hussain
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