[swift-evolution] Proposal: Add .times method to Integer type

Brent Royal-Gordon brent at architechies.com
Sat Dec 19 18:35:38 CST 2015

> I do have an honest question that comes from ignorance rather than malice: has anyone actually used .times in ruby outside of the context of learning or testing?

I've seen it used to retry a failing operation a certain number of times:

	5.times do
		return true if do_network_call
		sleep 5
	raise NetworkCallFailedError

Of course, that requires you to be able to return out of the surrounding function from the `times` loop, which you can do in Ruby but not in Swift.

Brent Royal-Gordon

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