[swift-evolution] private & fileprivate

Trans transfire at gmail.com
Sun Oct 9 12:31:54 CDT 2016

That sounds absolutely horrible. Keep building walls and ultimately you'll
never leave your bike shed.

On Oct 9, 2016 1:23 PM, "Daniel Tartaglia via swift-evolution" <
swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:

> This discussion reminds me of Eiffel’s access system. Instead of having
> these generic “public/private” distinctions, in Eiffel the programer
> specifies exactly which methods can be used by which classes. So a “public”
> method would be defined as accessible to “[Any]” and a private method would
> be defined as accessible to “[Self]”. If you want to grant access of a
> particular method to only particular helper classes, you would specify them.
> Having a system like that would solve Karl’s problem because it wouldn’t
> matter what physical file the classes are in.
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