Terminology: “non-method function”

Axel Rauschmayer axel at rauschma.de
Tue Apr 10 16:01:00 PDT 2012

What is a good term for functions that don’t have/use dynamic `this`? “Non-method function” defines them by what they aren’t, I would like a positive definition. I’ve considered the term “pure function”, but the adjective “pure” is already heavily overloaded, especially in functional programming.

Any ideas?



Dr. Axel Rauschmayer
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