To make a method or attribute private

Mitya Sirenef msirenef at
Mon Jan 21 03:45:00 CET 2013

On 01/20/2013 09:24 PM, alex23 wrote:
> On Jan 21, 9:32 am, Dave Angel  <d... at> wrote:
 >> On 01/20/2013 06:14 PM, alex23 wrote:
 >>> On Jan 20, 7:23 pm, Chris Angelico <ros... at> wrote:
 >>>> On Sun, Jan 20, 2013 at 8:17 PM, iMath <redstone-c... at> wrote:
 >>>>> so what is your opinion about single leading underscore and 
private methods or attributes?
 >>>> Didn't this get discussed recently?
 >>>> ChrisA
 >>> Isn't that a link to the same post that started this thread? :)
 >> No, that's the one that started the earlier thread, by the same name,
 >> three whole days ago. iMath posted an apparently complete duplicate of
 >> his earlier message.
 > The link is to a post of the same date as the original of this thread,
 > and the very first response is mine, same as with this thread. I'm
 > still not seeing the dupe?

I do see the duplicate in my reader..  -m

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