[XML-SIG] Ugh! Why are DOM access methods spelled with a leading '_'?
Fri, 23 Jun 2000 14:06:15 -0400
Traditionally, Python attributes (including methods) with
names starting with '_' were treated as private.
Why oh why then does the Python DOM implementation use
method names beginning with '_'s in the public API (for
getting attributes), as in '_get_nodeType'? Why not
'get_nodeType' or 'getNodeType'? Is the intent that these
functions shouldn't be called by Python code?
Is there are description somewhere of the Python DOM mapping,
other than the DOM sources?
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