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

Paul Rubin http
Thu Sep 29 01:39:32 CEST 2005

Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org> writes:
> > Generally that sounds reasonable.  Obviously there are other examples
> > when (e.g. for security) you have to make sure that variables can't be
> > read by other classes, e.g. you have a class that stores a capability
> > (or a password) in an instance variable, and uses it for privileged
> > operations.  
> If you can't trust the code that shares your address space, you're in
> a world of hurt for security. Compile-time restrictions don't matter
> for squat - you need serious restrictions on what the program can do
> at runtime.

You need both.

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