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Quick question regarding the "m" in front of our words.
Why do we use them? They mean "member" right? Is it for reference?
It's a convention. It makes it clear that it's an instance/member variable.
Benneth Paredis4,597 Points
In object-oriented programming, a member variable (sometimes called a member field) is a variable that is associated with a specific object, and accessible for all its methods (member functions).