Protected Methods and Python

Mads Orbesen Troest mads at troest.NEVERMORE.dk
Sun Apr 13 21:26:37 CEST 2003


On Sun, 13 Apr 2003 21:24:24 +0200, Mads Orbesen Troest wrote:

>> Or may be it is possible to emulated Protected Methods in Python.
> 
> It can be "emulated" by prepending the method/attribute name with 2 
> underscores. 

Whoops, I was too quick and didn't see that you wrote "protected" and not 
"private".

At any rate: the mangling scheme can be used for "protected" methods, since 
you know the mangled name is _classname__attribute/method. You can then be 
one of the "evil" persons I talked about in the previous post, and access 
the "private" member that way.


 /\/\\ads Orbesen Troest




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