Lennart Regebro wrote at 2003-2-1 15:48 +0100: > From: "Max M" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > > Sorry but I don't see that. How on earth are you suposed to add an > > object to an objectmanager, if you don't use _setObject() ?? > > You use another method that in turn calls _setObject. > > Now you may argue that there should be a public method that does the same, > but that is strictly another question. > > > Every time you make an object that subclasses ObjectManager, wich is > > often, you need to use that function. That can hardly be called private. > > It depends on what you define as "private". I have never seen the use of > shielding a method from future subclasses of a class. It only causes > problems and unessecary restrictions. For me, private means that you shield > it from use outside of the object, not from your subclasses. Some more notes about "private".
"private" as used in Zope is not the "private used in C++ (or Java)". In Python, "C++'s private" is emulated by names starting with "__" (and not ending in "__"). Such attributes can not be (easily) accessed by subclasses. Zope's private means "cannot be used by TTW code". Dieter _______________________________________________ Zope-Dev maillist - [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev ** No cross posts or HTML encoding! ** (Related lists - http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope )