1) static member functions do not have this pointer.
For example following program fails in compilation with error “`this’ is unavailable for static member functions “
2) A static member function cannot be virtual (See this G-Fact)
3) Member function declarations with the same name and the name parameter-type-list cannot be overloaded if any of them is a static member function declaration.
For example, following program fails in compilation with error “‘void Test::fun()’ and `static void Test::fun()’ cannot be overloaded ”
4) A static member function can not be declared const, volatile, or const volatile.
For example, following program fails in compilation with error “static member function `static void Test::fun()’ cannot have `const’ method qualifier ”
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