## Stream: general

### Topic: private

#### Reid Barton (Dec 01 2018 at 14:09):

What's the scope of something defined as private? It seems to be larger than just the surrounding section

#### Reid Barton (Dec 01 2018 at 14:15):

And in particular is there any way for a parameter to "outlive" a private definition which uses it?

#### Reid Barton (Dec 01 2018 at 14:16):

It seems that the answer is no, because

• (apparently?) a private definition is in scope in the entire surrounding namespace block,
• a parameter must be defined inside a section,
• a namespace cannot go inside a section

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