Static Methods

It’s great that we can move our price and increase functionality from standalone functions into the Fruit type itself. Like I mentioned above, this means we’re not cluttering up everything with extra function names. However, we still have one annoying function just sitting around: new_fruit. It would be repetitive to have a new_fruit, new_book, new_missiles, etc. set of functions all over the place.

There’s another concept inside an impl block which will help with this: static methods. A static method is a method that doesn’t take a self as the first parameter. So, for example, we can change new_fruit into a new static method with the code:

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