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

alex23 wuwei23 at
Wed Jan 21 08:19:54 CET 2009

On Jan 21, 4:56 pm, Paul Rubin <http://phr...@NOSPAM.invalid> wrote:
> Does the metaclass prevent reaching into the __dict__ in an instance?

Yes, if you specify that '__dict__' is one of the private attributes.

> Also, attribute protection is just a tiny aspect.  The high assurance
> community really wants as much static verification as it can possibly
> get.  Python doesn't really lend itself to that.

I can't argue against that. It will be interesting to see what comes
out of the introduction of parameter annotation in 3.0.

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