What are global, protected and private attributes in Python?

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  • Global variables are public variables that are defined in the global scope. To use the variable in the global scope inside a function, we use the global keyword.
  • Protected attributes are attributes defined with a underscore prefixed to their identifier eg. _sara. They can still be accessed and modified from outside the class they are defined in but a responsible developer should refrain from doing so.
  • Private attributes are attributes with double underscore prefixed to their identifier eg. __ansh. They cannot be accessed or modified from the outside directly and will result in an AttributeError if such an attempt is made.

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