Why does python not have a mechanism for data hiding?

cokofreedom at gmail.com cokofreedom at gmail.com
Wed Jun 4 14:30:06 CEST 2008

> But the leading underscore doesn't tell you whether it is your own
> private date, which you can use a you see fit, or those of someone
> else, which you have to be very carefull with.
> --
> Antoon Pardon

Well how is that different from public accessor and mutators of
private variables?

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