[XML-SIG] Ugh! Why are DOM access methods spelled with a leading '_'?
Tue, 27 Jun 2000 21:10:19 +0200 (CEST)
Jim Fulton writes:
> We seem to be arguing two issues:
> - Whether to expose DOM attributes as Python attributes or
> accessor functions, and
> - How to spell the accessor functions.
> If we go with accessor functions, which I think would be
> a good idea, then the accessor functions should be
> names in a way that is consistent with Python practice.
Python, unlike Zope, does *not* treat *methods/attributes*
with leading '_' specially.
Only objects in modules with names starting with a '_'
are in some way treated as private.