To make a method or attribute private

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Mon Jan 21 02:26:18 CET 2013

On Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 12:14 PM, iMath <redstone-cold at> wrote:
> so there is no REAL private variable in Python but conversion exists in it that python programmer should follow and recognize .right ?

That's about it. If you think about C++ public members as the
"interface" and private/protected members as the "implementation",
then Python's convention is a leading underscore on the latter; you
can reasonably expect that non-underscore members can be trusted to be
maintained, but underscored members will quite possibly change in
subsequent versions.

Among smart people, conventions like this are all you need.


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