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The only way you can have truly private methods is through lexically scoped subrefs. This is because you can always fake being in another package with package. This doesn't bode well for inheritance, but as clintp suggests you can get around it. There's also miyagawa's wonderful Attribute::Protected, but that can be bypassed if you really want to.
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In reply to Re: REALLY Private Methods in perl: Is Perl Flexible enough to be made Inflexible? by broquaint
in thread REALLY Private Methods in perl: Is Perl Flexible enough to be made Inflexible? by penguin

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