is python Object oriented??

rdmurray at rdmurray at
Sun Feb 1 20:02:57 CET 2009

Quoth thmpsn.m.k at
> Anyway, it doesn't matter. We're losing the point here. The point is
> that language support for private access, by disallowing user access
> to private data, provides an unambiguous information hiding mechanism
> which encourages encapsulation. Python's approach, however, which is
> only a naming convention rather than a language feature, merely TRUSTS
> the programmer not to break encapsulation. And sure, if we're all good
> programmers, everything will go well and we'll end up with an
> organized application. But the danger is still there: at any given
> time, we COULD break encapsulation!

You, sir, should be programming in some language other than Python.


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