[swift-evolution] Epic: Typesafe calculations

Stephen Christopher schristopher at bignerdranch.com
Thu Dec 24 21:36:42 CST 2015

I have been working for a couple weeks (since the previous [newtype
) on a related pitch. There seem to me to be multiple ways to solve this
problem - a newtype(esque) keyword, struct subtyping, or forwarding as
Matthew is suggesting. I’d hoped to have a discussion starter out before
the holidays, but it takes a fair amount of work to put together even a
decent draft for a proposal. This is top of my list currently for a way to
contribute though. Looking forward to the ensuing discussions.

Thanks for the pointer on class delegation. I’ve looked at delegated
properties there (which came up in relation to Joe’s recent proposal for
behaviors on properties).

- Step Christopher

On Thu, Dec 24, 2015 at 2:40 PM, Matthew Johnson via swift-evolution <
swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:

> Sent from my iPad
> > On Dec 24, 2015, at 1:07 PM, Tino Heth <2th at gmx.de> wrote:
> >
> >
> >> I'm planning to write a proposal for automatic forwarding.
> > Something like class delegation in Kotlin?
> > Please hurry, I've no work to distract me for the rest of the year, and
> extending typealias could be a very quick proposal ;-)
> Details are still brewing.  I am not familiar with class delegation in
> Kotlin but will look it up.  Thanks for mentioning it!
> I plan to spend a lot of time on Swift proposal work over the next week
> and a half but can't make any promises on timing.  I made that mistake with
> my proposal on flexible memberwise initialization which ended up taking a
> couple weeks longer than I expected (for several reasons).  What I can say
> is that this is pretty high on my Swift proposal priority list.
> Matthew
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