constness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

const ‎(a keyword for constant in the C programming language and its derivatives) +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

constness ‎(uncountable)

  1. (computing, programming) The declaration of variables or objects as immutable.
    • 1995, Embedded Systems Programming (volume 8, page 180)
      If you want to change a class member inside a const member function, the traditional approach is to cast away constness by saying (X*)this.

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