On Tuesday, 13 March 2018 at 13:08:44 UTC, psychoticRabbit wrote:
It also means the author of the class is no longer free to make changes, because all the surrounding code in the module needs to be assessed for impact - this greatly increases the burden of program correctness and maintenance.


The author of the class could just put it in a separate file. As is required by Java and a frequent convention in C++ in C# anyway.

If you can't put it in a separate file, it isn't as encapsulated as you think anyway!

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