[Python-ideas] Name mangling removal ?

Christian Heimes lists at cheimes.de
Sun Feb 1 17:45:53 CET 2009

Tarek Ziadé schrieb:
> Hello,
> I have found several posts of people (including Python commiters)
> asking for the removal of name mangling in Python,
> (the latest in 2006 in python-3000). I have searched in the various
> mailing lists and I can't find a clear status on this.
> If someone knows please let me know.
> Otherwise : I would like to propose this feature to be removed because
> it brakes Python philosophy imho.

In my opinion the removal of the feature is going to create too much
pain. The name mangling just causes a minor unpleasantness for newbies.
Is it really a big deal in your opinion?


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