[Sugar-devel] Deprecation policy - was: About show-launcher option

Daniel Narvaez dwnarvaez at gmail.com
Mon Jan 13 19:33:58 EST 2014

On 14 January 2014 01:06, Daniel Narvaez <dwnarvaez at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 14 January 2014 00:44, Manuel Quiñones <manuq at laptop.org> wrote:
>> > We just need a way to know what is public API and what is not. Maybe,
>> for
>> > new code, everything is public unless it has the usual underscore or
>> there
>> > are inline docs mentioning it's not public. For old code well... I
>> guess we
>> > just decide case by case.
>> Yes, I think that's valid for old code too.  If you can import a
>> class, function or constant variable from the toolkit, its public.
> Trying to make sure we are on the same page here, the devil is in details
> on this kind of stuff :)
> * I think stuff prefix with _ is private, even if you can import it.
> * I think it should be possible to mark stuff private by documentation.
> Maybe we should use a PRIVATE "keyword" so that it's more human and machine
> greppable. That's because sometimes you have modules that are only used
> internally, but you don't want to put _ everywhere.

I suppose you could prefix the module with _, but I don't I've seen it done
by other projects.
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