[swift-evolution] Make access control private by default.

Jean-Daniel Dupas mailing at xenonium.com
Mon May 23 16:45:21 CDT 2016

> Le 23 mai 2016 à 23:21, Knut Lorenzen via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> a écrit :
>> On 19 May 2016, at 19:18, John McCall <rjmccall at apple.com> wrote:
>> That is not at all true.  The dynamic OOP languages do not, as a rule, have any access control at all.  Java and C# default to package access, which is analogous to internal.  C++ is, as always, complicated and different.
> Class members are private by default in both Java and C#. As are ivars and selectors in Objective-C (the latter having to be redeclared in the header file for module-wide access). Swift definitely gives greater default scope to class members in comparison to other OOP languages.

On Java, they are package-private, not private by default, which is closer to module visibility of swift than private.

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