[swift-evolution] Proposal - Allow properties in Extensions

Chris Lattner clattner at apple.com
Fri Dec 18 22:11:35 CST 2015

On Dec 18, 2015, at 4:11 PM, John McCall via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>> One potentially large downside is you can no longer look at a type declaration and find out how large it is. For example, I could define
>> struct Foo {
>>   var x: Int
>> }
>> and it looks like a tiny struct, but I could then add an extension in a separate file that bloats that out to some ridiculously massive struct, and that wouldn't be obvious from looking at it.
> I think any storage-in-extensions proposal ought to be a special feature of classes; I would not support the ability to add stored properties to structs in extensions, even from within the module.

I agree.


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