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

Mark Wooding mdw at
Tue Jan 27 21:53:34 CET 2009

"Russ P." <Russ.Paielli at> writes:

> If Python had a "private" keyword (or equivalent), for example, the
> user would only need to delete it wherever necessary to gain the
> desired access.

And you obviously weren't listening when we said that having to make
source code changes to upstream modules was a serious maintenance and
distribution headache: <87ab9f8dp1.fsf.mdw at>

-- [mdw]

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