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Accessing private properties using static methods scares me. I don't think you could have pretend private properties that were capable of that without introducing a real class system.
— It took me awhile to see what was going on there. Very weird behavior and definitely not something people are looking for.
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— Wait, wat
— You can access private props from static methods??
— It lets any instance of foo reference private members of any other instance of foo, yes
— I ASSUMED only instance methods would be able to access the prop (only of self of course)
— Wait... this shouldn't be a problem though
— Your assumption carries a marked optimism for the developers who wrote the proposal :p
— Many think they are not quite sane, or proficient? Something. I try not to judge.