Suppose you are given the code below – will it compile?

class X
{
  public: 
    void someFunction (X *x)
    {
      this = x;   
    }

}


The “this” pointer can not be modified

The code above will not compile since assignment to the this parameter is not allowed in C++. The this parameter can not be modified, because it always refers to the current object. Note that trying to modify the this keyword would not work in Java either.




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