Linked by Shlomi Fish on Sat 16th Oct 2004 07:28 UTC
General Development The purpose of this essay is to explain why I believe Perl 6, the way it currently seems to progress, is the wrong thing at the wrong time, and why I predict (with all the expected caveats of predicting something) that it won't be successful. I will also suggest a better alternative for the future of Perl which makes more sense at this point.
Permalink for comment
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
by jmoiron on Sun 17th Oct 2004 23:59 UTC

There isn't any public and private in python classes; what you mention are just naming conventions to give programmers a heads up that: "Hey, the writer of this class does *NOT* want you touching this."

But its pretty explicit that nothing is ever going to be "private" or even "protected", as in java/c++.