Will python never intend to support private, protected and public?

Gregor Horvath g.horvath at gmx.at
Wed Sep 28 17:31:18 CEST 2005

Paul Rubin schrieb:
> Name mangling is a poor substitute for private variables.  If you want
> to be able to share private variables with other classes under certain
> circumstances, it's better to use something like C++'s "friend"
> declaration, where you can export the variables to a specific other class.

That assumes that you always know for sure that the given variable will 
always be used as a private/friend variable in the lifecycle of the 

Software is too complictated to know everything in advance.
"Software lives" and totalitarian laws destroy easy living.


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