Why does python not have a mechanism for data hiding?

Diez B. Roggisch deets at nospam.web.de
Tue Jun 3 00:12:01 CEST 2008

> Well that's nice: you're accusing me of missing the point after having
> quoted something I wrote as if it represented by own views, even
> though I footnoted it and said I was only doing it for the sake of
> argument.  Perhaps, outside this discussion, I am totally getting "the
> point".
> I can't tell, though, because I read your post twice and I have no
> idea what you consider "the point" to be.
> Best as I can tell you are claiming that data hiding isn't important,
> but then you go on to imply Python is blemished because it doesn't
> hide data.  It really makes no sense: perhaps you can help us out by
> giving us an example of something that illustrates what you're saying?
> (FWIW, my actual view on the matter is I don't give a lick about data
> hiding or marking internals.)

Do yourself a favor and google antoon's previous posts in this group. He 
sure is a clever guy & I wouldn't call him a troll - but a bit trollish..


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