[swift-evolution] Proposal: Re-instate mandatory self for accessing instance properties and functions

Andrew Brown a.br at me.com
Mon Dec 14 02:01:05 CST 2015

This discussion isn't going to be solved quickly so +1 for a compiler flag.
I'd propose the flag generates an error if member variables are accessed without self.
Then after some time we can survey the community (or scan GitHub) to see how many people use the flag.
(making it a preference in Xcode would also help)


> On 14 Dec 2015, at 07:12, David Hart via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>> On 13 Dec 2015, at 22:45, Charles Srstka via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>> Since opinions seem to be divided on this, how about adding an optional warning flag to the compiler, which would warn if one accessed an instance variable or method without self. in front?
> That is a good alternative.
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