An identifier used to declare member variables of classes, and functions and subroutines which restricts access to the module these entities are declared/defined in.
Scope indicator that hides an instance variable from all other classes, regardless of their package or their class hierarchy relationship to the class containing the variable.
Core API See also access control for usage. Defines a method to be private - can only be executed from within the class instance and any subclass of that instance #uses a function format # from within the class def mpm(num) do something end private :mpm # must be after def mpm(1) # can be anywhere in class
Indicates a conference or message is not meant for all callers, and may refer to some BBSs which have restricted access.
The part of a class definition that is only available for use in the implementation of a class.
Variables that are visible only to the script in which they are declared.
indicates to the compiler that none outside of the class or package is to know even of the very existence of the variable, object of class. A variable or object labeled static cannot be accessed by other classes in the same package and a class thus labeled is not visible outside the file.
A Java keyword used in a method or variable declaration. It signifies that the method or variable can only be accessed by other elements of its class.
In C++, access to the class member is restricted to the class in which it is defined, friend classes, or friend functions.
One of the four access modifiers in Java. Private dentoes the most resticted of the access modifiers. If an element or method is denoted as private, it is only accessible from within the class where it is defined.
Pertaining to a class member that is accessible only to member functions and friends of that class. Contrast with protected, public.
A Java keyword used as an access modifier to indicate that this member is not visible to any other class but the one in which it is defined.
accessible in the class only
Variables and/or functions that are meant for use exclusively by library functions, and not for the main awk program. Special care must be taken when naming such variables and functions. See section Naming Library Function Global Variables.
The private keyword is a visibility modifier that can be applied to method and field variables of classes. A private field is not visible outside its class definition.
A private item is declared inside, and is used only inside, the current file.
A Visual Basic keyword. Variables or procedures defined with the Private keyword are available only in the module in which the variable or procedure is defined.
Access modifier that renders members of a class invisible to components outside of that class.
The Java programming language allows the programmer to encapsulate data. Encapsulation of data is done to protect the data. If you are writing a piece of software with delicate data, such as a length and width of a window, you can prefix a variable declaration with the keyword "private".