Will python never intend to support private, protected and public?
steve at holdenweb.com
Thu Sep 29 17:31:48 CEST 2005
Fredrik Lundh wrote:
> Steve Holden wrote:
>>To avoid naming conflicts, Python provides a mechanism (name mangling)
>>which pretty much guarantees that your names won't conflict with anybody
>>else's, *even if you subclass a class whose methods use the same name*.
> as long as you don't cheat, that is:
> # your code
> class Secret:
> def __init__(self):
> self.__hidden = "very secret value"
> # my code
> from yourcode import Secret
> class Secret(Secret):
> def gethidden(self):
> return self.__hidden
> s = Secret()
> print s.gethidden()
I thought you'd know me well enough to know I'd *never* cheat :-)
Nice way to point out that Pythin is indeed a "consenting adults" language.
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