[swift-evolution] private & fileprivate

Rien Rien at Balancingrock.nl
Sun Oct 9 12:40:46 CDT 2016

> On 09 Oct 2016, at 19:22, Daniel Tartaglia via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> the programer specifies exactly which methods can be used by which classes.

That IMO is the only sensible solution. Everything else -even in the name of simplicity- will be insufficient and complicate matters.

> 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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