Why less emphasis on private data?
paul at boddie.org.uk
Mon Jan 8 10:24:04 CET 2007
Paul Rubin wrote:
> Right, the problem is if those methods start changing the "private"
> variable. I should have been more explicit about that.
> class A:
> def __init__(self):
> self.__x = 3
> def foo(self):
> return self.__x
> class B(A): pass
> class A(B):
> def bar(self):
> self.__x = 5 # clobbers private variable of earlier class named A
Has this ever been reported as a bug in Python? I could imagine more
sophisticated "name mangling": something to do with the identity of the
class might be sufficient, although that would make the tolerated
"subversive" access to private attributes rather difficult.
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