[swift-evolution] access control proposal

John McCall rjmccall at apple.com
Wed Dec 9 21:18:19 CST 2015

> On Dec 9, 2015, at 7:04 PM, Matthew Johnson <matthew at anandabits.com> wrote:
>> In other words, I can definitely see why it’s a good idea for *code*.  I am uncertain whether it is a good idea for *the language*.
> I don't quite follow this.  Can you elaborate?  Code can't express it if it's not in the language...

Features that make individual code samples look better can still be strategic mistakes when examined holistically.  This a lesson that many, many languages learn too late.  But like I said, I’m still uncertain whether it applies here.


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