[swift-evolution-announce] [Review] SE-0163 [2]: String Revision: Collection Conformance, C Interop, Transcoding

John McCall rjmccall at apple.com
Thu May 11 16:39:32 CDT 2017

Hello Swift Community,

The review of SE-0163: "String Revision: Collection Conformance, C Interop, Transcoding" begins now and runs through May 15th, 2017.

The first version of this proposal was accepted with revisions. The proposed revisions were just a few additions that were publicly requested and agreed to during the first review, and this would not normally require a full second review. However, as we worked to implement the proposal, several minor naming changes suggested themselves that had not been previously discussed. The Core Team felt that the most conscientious approach would be to submit the whole proposal for a short re-review.

The most noticeable change is that the Core Team feels StringProtocol would be a better name for the protocol unifying String and Substring. Unicode was felt to be slightly intimidating. Not using Unicode as the protocol name also has the benefit of allowing it to be used as a namespace to house Unicode-related types.
The proposal is available here:

https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/proposals/0163-string-revision-1.md <https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/proposals/0163-string-revision-1.md>
Reviews are an important part of the Swift evolution process. All reviews should be sent to the swift-evolution mailing list at:

https://lists.swift.org/mailman/listinfo/swift-evolution <https://lists.swift.org/mailman/listinfo/swift-evolution>
or, if you would like to keep your feedback private, directly to the review manager. 

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Proposal link:

https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/proposals/0163-string-revision-1.md <https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/proposals/0163-string-revision-1.md>
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What goes into a review?

The goal of the review process is to improve the proposal under review through constructive criticism and, eventually, determine the direction of Swift. When writing your review, here are some questions you might want to answer in your review:

What is your evaluation of the proposal?
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More information about the Swift evolution process is available at:

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John McCall
Review Manager
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