[swift-dev] Why doesn't CaptureListExpr hold a ClosureExpr?

Slava Pestov spestov at apple.com
Tue Feb 7 21:56:37 CST 2017

> On Feb 7, 2017, at 7:30 PM, Jacob Bandes-Storch via swift-dev <swift-dev at swift.org> wrote:
> I just learned about CaptureListExpr when working on some diagnostics. Is there a particular reason that its member "closureBody" is an Expr* and not a ClosureExpr*? There seems to be only one place it's built <https://github.com/apple/swift/blob/1e46f13184d7256c991b2ba9424af9efe3cd860f/lib/Parse/ParseExpr.cpp#L2425>, and the body is always a ClosureExpr.
> I can see one minor place <https://github.com/apple/swift/blob/1e46f13184d7256c991b2ba9424af9efe3cd860f/lib/AST/ASTWalker.cpp#L663-L665> where it might be less convenient to have a ClosureExpr, but otherwise there doesn't seem to be much of a reason to keep it generalized to Expr*.

Since autoclosures cannot have capture lists, I think the change you’re suggesting makes sense.


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