what is "Private"

On 23/03/2017 at 19:29, xxxxxxxx wrote:

User Information:
Cinema 4D Version:   R17 
Platform:   Windows  ;   
Language(s) :       PYTHON  ;


I am newer in python,in SDK, I don't understand what 'Private' means?,for example:


BaseList2D.AddEventNotification ( bl , eventid , flags , data )

New in version R16.021.
Would you help me? Thank you!

Best Wishes!

On 24/03/2017 at 05:57, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Hi Ching,

even if the answer fits for all our SDKs, please, put Python questions into the Python sub-forum. I have moved this thread.

Private means something is private for MAXON and not meant for public (3rd party) use. There may be many reasons. Maybe it's an internally needed function, which had to be exposed for one reason or another, but can't be used without certain internal constraints or knowledge. Could also be, the function or class is not stable (maybe yet) and should therefore not be used. Such functions might even imply a certain danger for C4D's stability if not used correctly.