Private symbols vs property attributes

Kevin Smith khs4473 at
Tue Feb 12 06:50:18 PST 2013

> I have come to think that this distinction is backwards. It is
> attributing something to symbols that actually is an attribute of
> properties. Symbols are just symbols. We should not piggyback them
> with something that is not actually related to their own semantics as
> such, but only their forwarding in specific client contexts.

Agreed - thanks for sharing this perspective.  I think that regardless of
what happens with respect to private state, we must only have one kind of

{ Kevin }
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