python development practices?

Anthony Baxter anthony at
Wed Oct 31 06:04:18 CET 2001

>>> Peter Wang <pzw1[nospam]> wrote
> i don't think data hiding's purpose is to keep rogue programmers in
> line.  it's partly to insulate imperfect development practice (e.g.
> sloppy documentation) and partly to define an interface for a class.

But in that case, you're relying on the language to compensate for
your development processes... this seems a bit of a problem, particularly
since a sloppy/lazy/poorly-informed coder is always going to find
a way to screw it up, regardless of whether the language prevents some
forms of screwups.


Anthony Baxter     <anthony at>   
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