[swift-evolution] Type-based ‘private’ access within a file
dgregor at apple.com
Mon Apr 3 14:53:26 CDT 2017
> On Apr 3, 2017, at 12:50 PM, David Hart <david at hartbit.com> wrote:
> 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.
Right. That was the motivation for “private” being restricted to extensions/definitions in the same source file.
>> On 3 Apr 2017, at 21:36, Charles Srstka <cocoadev at charlessoft.com <mailto: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.
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