“Private” (implementation) class in Python

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I am coding a small Python module composed of two parts:

  • some functions defining a public interface,
  • an implementation class used by the above functions, but which is not meaningful outside the module.

At first, I decided to "hide" this implementation class by defining it inside the function using it, but this hampers readability and cannot be used if multiple functions reuse the same class.

So, in addition to comments and docstrings, is there a mechanism to mark a class as "private" or "internal"? I am aware of the underscore mechanism, but as I understand it it only applies to variables, function and methods name.

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Xu Schteiner

San Francisco | 2023-01-31

Maybe there are another answers? What “Private” (implementation) class in Python exactly means?. Will use it in my bachelor thesis

Javier Emmerson

Prague | 2023-01-31

Simply put and clear. Thank you for sharing. “Private” (implementation) class in Python and other issues with string Python module was always my weak point 😁. Checked yesterday, it works!

Schneider Zelotti

Singapore | 2023-01-31

Thanks for explaining! I was stuck with “Private” (implementation) class in Python for some hours, finally got it done 🤗. I just hope that will not emerge anymore

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