[swift-evolution] SE-0025: Scoped Access Level, next steps

Joe Groff jgroff at apple.com
Mon Mar 14 20:50:19 CDT 2016

> On Mar 14, 2016, at 6:47 PM, Ilya Belenkiy via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> I really like James's idea:
> private                 symbol visible within the current declaration (class, extension, etc).
> private(module) symbol visible within the current module.
> private(file)           symbol visible within the current file.
> this is very precise and crystal clear. All other already suggested names have room for interpretation.  These are obvious at a glance.

I like this too. It also admits groupings between 'file' and 'module' in the future ('directory' or 'submodule' maybe), the lack of which has been often cited as another weakness in our current model.


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