What are the naming convention for private member variable, and private and public member function?

Simon Forman sajmikins at gmail.com
Mon Sep 21 06:49:27 CEST 2009

On Sep 19, 11:33 pm, Peng Yu <pengyu... at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> It says inhttp://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0008/
> "    Method Names and Instance Variables
>       Use the function naming rules: lowercase with words separated by
>       underscores as necessary to improve readability.
>       Use one leading underscore only for non-public methods and
> instance
>       variables."
> I am wondering what is the different between member function and
> member variable in term of naming convention.
> Regards,
> Peng

The naming convention for both to indicate that attributes of a class
should be considered internal is a leading underscore.

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