[Python-ideas] Pythonic access protection
mistersheik at gmail.com
Tue Mar 13 20:24:41 EDT 2018
Now that Python has type annotations has there been any thought into having
access protection annotations. This would be for same reason as type
annotations: to give the linter the opportunity to catch bugs early, and to
give the programmer a uniform way to specify invariants.
Unlike type annotations, this wouldn't need any new syntax, but it should
be well thought-out. My rough idea is to have some decorator on methods
and properties describing who is allowed to call those methods and access
those properties. The allowed caller list could be things base classes.
I think this would need to be better thought-out, but something like this
would be really useful for me as it's hard to keep track of who is allowed
to call what.
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