Why less emphasis on private data?

Hendrik van Rooyen mail at microcorp.co.za
Mon Jan 8 12:11:14 CET 2007


"Paul Rubin" <http://phr.cx@NOSPAM.invalid> wrote:

> If you want to write bug-free code, pessimism is the name of the game.

A healthy touch of paranoia does not come amiss either...

And even then things foul up in strange ways because your head
is never quite literal enough.

When you hear a programmer use the word "probability" -
then its time to fire him, as in programming even the lowest 
probability is a certainty when you are doing millions of 
things a second.

But this is off topic, really - I don't think that hiding things make 
much difference, especially as the python hiding is not absolute.

- Hendrik





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