[swift-evolution] Type-based ‘private’ access within a file

David Hart david at hartbit.com
Mon Apr 3 14:50:21 CDT 2017

The problem I see with that is that it would introduce orthogonal access levels whereas they have all been hierarchal in nature up to now.

> On 3 Apr 2017, at 21:36, Charles Srstka <cocoadev at charlessoft.com> wrote:
>> On Apr 3, 2017, at 2:28 PM, David Hart via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org <mailto:swift-evolution at swift.org>> wrote:
>> Btw, I know what I'm going to propose is a bit crazy, but how about making private visible to extensions even outside the file but in the same module?
> That’s actually what I suggested in my original post on the topic. My feeling was that it would allow breaking a particularly large type into separate files, thus alleviating the “huge file” problem that Swift has (and which Charlie Monroe brought up as a concern).
> It’s still what I’d prefer personally, although I can understand why the core team might want to restrict it to files.
> Charles

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