[Chicago-talk] calling functions in a package by its name

brian d foy brian.d.foy at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 01:27:12 PST 2008

On 1/16/08, Jonathan Rockway <jon at jrock.us> wrote:

> First off %secretStuff isn't secret, it's a package variable.  That
> means it's global and anyone can get at it with %
> MysteryClass::secretStuff.  "my" can be package-scoped; use that
> instead.

my() isn't package scoped. That's the point of my; it's not something
the package tracks. Also, "package" doesnt' create a scope.

You can fake private class variables with my() variables by only
having one package per file. In that case, it's the file scope that
limits the my().

brian d foy <brian.d.foy at gmail.com>

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