[swift-evolution] [Review] SE-0169: Improve Interaction Between private Declarations and Extensions

Andrey Fidrya af at zabiyaka.com
Fri Apr 7 03:35:13 CDT 2017

> On 7 Apr 2017, at 07:57, Charlie Monroe via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> -1 for reasons I've previously expressed in the discussions:
> - It encourages everything to be stuffed in one file.
> - It doesn't actually solve anything as the new private is very close to fileprivate, while abolishing private as truly scoped - which is a tool I use on regular basis.
> Simply as long as it's file-based, it's not a solution, it's just another attempt to satisfy some part of the community. I'm not saying that the current access levels are perfect, but I still believe the way to go is to either use submodules, and/or introducing the concept of "protected" members.

+1 to the proposal.

How will submodules discourage stuffing everything into one file?
I can only think of creating a submodule per each class which doesn't look like a good solution.

I think this proposal is a step in the right direction. 'private' becomes type-based
and the only thing left to do is extending it to extensions in the module in the future.


>> On Apr 7, 2017, at 1:10 AM, Douglas Gregor via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org <mailto:swift-evolution at swift.org>> wrote:
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