Why does python not have a mechanism for data hiding?

Ben Finney bignose+hates-spam at benfinney.id.au
Thu Jun 12 07:16:02 CEST 2008

Michele Simionato <michele.simionato at gmail.com> writes:

> On Jun 12, 6:43 am, Dennis Lee Bieber <wlfr... at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> >         Pardon, but I think you mean "experienced".
> >
> >         Of course, GvR may qualify as "experimented" if one considers
> > designing a language from scratch to be an experiment <G>
> It looks like in French (as in Italian) *experimented* has the
> meaning of "tried and tested on the field" when applied to a person.

That would, in English, be "proven" (from similar ideas: "to prove"
means "to determine the truth by a test or trial").

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