is python Object oriented??

Rhodri James rhodri at
Wed Feb 4 01:05:24 CET 2009

On Tue, 03 Feb 2009 08:45:23 -0000, Steven D'Aprano  
<steven at> wrote:

> I find this extreme position is rather incoherent. If I may paraphrase
> the argument as I see it:

> "Enforced data hiding is useless, because it is utterly trivial to bypass
> it, AND it's wicked, because it makes it unbelievably painful and
> difficult to bypass it when you need to."

> If it is trivial to bypass, surely it can't be that painful to bypass?

I think you haven't noticed which of the parties is shifting their ground.
I'm very much of the second opinion; it was Russ who did the sudden volte
face and declared that it was trivial to circumvent.

Rhodri James *-* Wildebeeste Herder to the Masses

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