[swift-evolution] Proposal: Python's "in" and "not in" syntactic sugar

Amir Michail a.michail at me.com
Thu Dec 17 08:59:44 CST 2015

> On Dec 17, 2015, at 9:51 AM, Brent Royal-Gordon <brent at architechies.com> wrote:
>> if “hello” in [“hello, there”] { … }
>> if “hello” not in [“hello, there”] { … }
> Swift is extremely sparing with keywords in operator position; the only ones I can think of off the top of my head are `is` and `as`, and even those aren’t actually operators. You’re proposing to introduce one as syntactic sugar for [array].contains(elem), and introduce an even more bizarre two-word operator for ![array].contains(elem). I don’t think that’s gonna fly.

Most programmers would probably love using them though.

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> Brent Royal-Gordon
> Architechies

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