Underscore data hiding (was python development practices?)
phr-n2001d at nightsong.com
Fri Nov 2 01:10:57 CET 2001
m.faassen at vet.uu.nl (Martijn Faassen) writes:
> > Personally, I prefer the effect of double underscore for this case, as
> > well. I can easily get to the variables by applying the name mangling
> > myself, yet cannot accidentally stomp on the variables in a subclass.
> > To each his/her own.
> That's a good point. I haven't done this because I've never remembered
> the name mangling rule. I'm not even sure if it's really part of the
> Python standard, but I'd guess it should be.
Depending on the name mangling scheme staying the same between python
version updates sounds like asking for trouble.
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