Naked dot - accessing object fields through unqualified "." [C1]

Roel Spilker r.spilker at
Mon Mar 30 02:29:17 PDT 2009

You might consider a block scope object to use in the naked dot notation:

with (someObject ) {

The "this" could be the default object for methods, the class for static

That said, the only real benefit for this or class is when you have a local
variable and a field with the same name. In those cases, the this qualifier
is more clear than a naked dot.

IMHO, people that use the this qualifier for all field and method access AND
complain about it being too verbose will find a reason not to like the naked
dot for some reason.

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