Does Python really follow its philosophy of "Readability counts"?

Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch bj_666 at
Wed Jan 14 11:53:33 CET 2009

On Wed, 14 Jan 2009 07:14:06 +0000, Steven D'Aprano wrote:

> On Wed, 14 Jan 2009 15:25:38 +1000, James Mills wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 3:11 PM, Russ P. <Russ.Paielli at>
>> wrote: (...)
>>>> Give me one use-case where you strictly require that members of an
>>>> object be private and their access enforced as such ?
>>> You're kidding, right? Think about a ten-million line program being
>>> developed by 100 developers.
>> No I"m sorry this is not a valid use-case.
> Why not? Just saying it isn't doesn't make it not.

Because "developer" means people who don't mess with implementation 
details.  So they respect the leading underscore convention.  No use case 
for enforced access restriction.

	Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch

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