- virt-specifier ret_type member_function() cv-qualifiers virt-specifier-seq; - // virt-specifier: "virtual", if applicable. - // cv-qualifiers: "const" and/or "volatile", if applicable. - // virt-specifier-seq: "override" and/or "final", if applicable.
static member function is a
union](http://stackoverflow.com/documentation/c%2B%2B/508/classes-structures) member function, which is called on a particular instance, and operates on said instance. Unlike
static member functions, it cannot be called without specifying an instance.
For information on classes, structures, and unions, please see the parent topic.