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Missing ‘this’ qualifier

ID: js/missing-this-qualifier
Kind: problem
Severity: error
Precision: high
Tags:
   - maintainability
   - correctness
   - methods
Query suites:
   - javascript-security-and-quality.qls

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JavaScript methods can call other methods of the same class instance through the use of the this keyword. In other object-oriented languages such as Java, the use of the this keyword for such method calls is optional. It is however not optional in JavaScript. If the this keyword is left out, the call is a regular function call.

Recommendation

Add the this keyword as the receiver of the call.

Example

In the following example, the call to setAudioProperties will call an undeclared global function, and not the method defined later in the class.

class Audio3D {
  setAudioStream(){
    // ...
    setAudioProperties();
    // ...
  }

  setAudioProperties(){
    // ...  
  }
}

The problem can be fixed by adding the this keyword to the call: this.setAudioProperties().

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