Private Names and Methods

Brendan Eich brendan at mozilla.org
Thu Apr 5 11:23:03 PDT 2012


Kevin Smith wrote:
>
>     Even if defined outside, within a module, the private name should
>     always be within reach.
>
>
> But then it's part of the external interface of the class (or object 
> or whatever).  You don't want to have to increase the surface area of 
> your abstraction just to refactor out common implementation code.

No, in the example Axel showed, the private name is block-scoped and 
does not leak. Same goes for a module: you'd need to export the binding. 
Or so I've thought -- do you see another way the name could leak?

/be


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