[fpc-pascal] static class methods

Jonathan Benedicto contact at jomitech.com
Wed Feb 6 23:19:30 CET 2008

Micha Nelissen:
> What are "static" class methods?

>From RAD Studio 2007's Help file on Methods 

Like class methods, class static methods can be accessed without an object 
reference. Unlike ordinary class methods, class static methods have no Self 
parameter at all. They also cannot access any instance members. (They still 
have access to class fields, class properties, and class methods.) Also 
unlike class methods, class static methods cannot be declared virtual.
Methods are made class static by appending the word static to their 

> "Plain" class methods are allowed to be virtual, surely.

Yes, "plain" class methods can be virtual, and can be overridden.


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