[swift-evolution] [SE-0011] Re-considering the replacement keyword for "typealias"

Loïc Lecrenier loiclecrenier at icloud.com
Sun Dec 20 05:08:26 CST 2015

I like placeholder too.
However, it also suffers from the lack of “type” in it.

So, the real comparison is between:
placeholder — associated
placholdertype — associatedtype 

> On Dec 20, 2015, at 10:06 AM, Andrew Hoos <andrewjhoos at gmail.com> wrote:
> I second placeholder as the most rational keyword. Every description of the distinct usage of type alias refers to is a placeholder type. placeholder is one word(circumventingCase_issues) and is more descriptive of what it is than associated*. Seems like an easy win. Is there a some reason I am missing why *type* or associated* are better keyword fits?
> Andrew Hoos
>> On Dec 19, 2015, at 10:07, Tino Heth via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>>> snake_cases are un-Swifty
>> amen.
>> My first thought for a name was "placeholder", and I just saw that this was used in the description of the concept as well… so maybe this would be an option?
>> Tino
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