[swift-dev] The proper way to get all visible protocols in a decl context

davesweeris at mac.com davesweeris at mac.com
Mon Feb 29 19:06:35 CST 2016

Dunno, but if you figure it out, please share!
> On Feb 29, 2016, at 5:00 PM, Haichuan Wang via swift-dev <swift-dev at swift.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm using Swift to do some language feature research. One feature I'm testing is automatic identifying implicit conformations if a nominal type implicitly satisfies a protocol's requirement. Then I can use that type as the protocol directly.
> The way I'm doing is in the second AST visiting pass of the TypeChecker. When visiting a nominal type node, 
> - Finding all visible protocols in this context
> - For each protocol, add a synthesized conformance, and use the conformance checker to check
> - If fail, remove the synthesized conformance
> Just wondering the proper way to get all visible protocols in a decl context? Right now, I record all the protocols during the type checker's first AST visit pass. Seems not good. Any suggestions to this and to the above conformance checking? 
> Many thanks! 
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