[swift-evolution] STL (not!) (was: Proposal: An Either Type in the STL)

Jacob Bandes-Storch jtbandes at gmail.com
Mon Dec 14 03:21:37 CST 2015

How about the Swift Standard Library (SSL)?  ;-)

On Mon, Dec 14, 2015 at 1:06 AM, Dave Abrahams via swift-evolution <
swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:

> On Dec 9, 2015, at 3:06 PM, Developer via swift-evolution <
> swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> It’s high time the STL admitted some kind of disjoint union type…
> Friends,
> The STL <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_Template_Library> is a
> hugely influential and important effort, but it is not the Swift standard
> library.  We don't want to be seen as either co-opting the name or taking
> credit for its design, nor do we want to sell short the unique strengths of
> Swift's own standard library by letting it be confused with that other body
> of work.  My humble request is that, if we want to use a short name to
> refer to the Swift standard library, we choose a different one.  "Stdlib"
> seems workable and precedented in our source directory layout, for example.
> Thanks,
> -Dave
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