A question of variables

M.-A. Lemburg mal at lemburg.com
Fri Aug 20 04:04:17 EDT 1999

Carlos Ors wrote:
> How can I declare a variable as a private variable inside a method of a
> class?

All variables defined inside a method of a class are private to
that method except ones declared global with the global statement.
The same applies to functions.

"Private" instance attributes can be created using the __XXX 
convention, e.g. self.__privatevar = 1. These are only
useable for methods defined in the same class, not for methods
defined in subclasses.

Marc-Andre Lemburg
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