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

Matt Whiteside mwhiteside.dev at gmail.com
Tue Dec 22 14:42:08 CST 2015

The fact that “associated type” is used throughout the documentation is worth making note of, but it could also be that some other replacement would make the concept more clear than it currently is in the documentation.


> On Dec 22, 2015, at 09:30, Erica Sadun via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> The phrase "associated type" is used throughout the Swift Programming Language book, for example: "When defining a protocol, it is sometimes useful to declare one or more associated types as part of the protocol’s definition. An associated type gives a placeholder name (or alias) to a type that is used as part of the protocol. The actual type to use for that associated type is not specified until the protocol is adopted."

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