#713 – Declare Accessibility Explicitly

It’s always good practice to explicitly declare the accessibility of an item, for class members, struct members, and classes.  Declaring the accessibility makes it clear what the accessibility is for the item and avoids someone having to recall what the default accessibility is.

    public class Dog
        // Stuff that's clearly public
        public string Name { get; set; }
        public int Age { get; set; }

        public Dog(string name, int age)
            Name = name;
            Age = age;

        // Stuff that's clearly private
        private int numBarks;

        // Not obvious--private or public?
        //   (private, because class members are private by default)
        void DoBark()

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