[swift-evolution] [Proposal] Property behaviors

Howard Lovatt howard.lovatt at gmail.com
Fri Dec 25 15:14:44 CST 2015

If a Property Behavior is 'officially' defined as a syntax sugar:

    var _name = ...
    var name: Type {
        get { return _name }
        set { _name = ... }

Then allow:

    _name.behaviorMember ...

This is simple to implement, understand, and document. 

Sent from my iPad

> On 24 Dec 2015, at 5:30 PM, David Waite via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> There was a proposal as well to get property accessor method access directly, without referencing the function. 
> If you had obj#myProperty.get() -> Val and obj#myProperty.set(_:Val) as functions (# syntax being a placeholder more than a proposal) perhaps then you could also have something like obj#myProperty.clear()
> -DW
>> On Dec 23, 2015, at 10:07 AM, Joe Groff via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>> I agree that "myProperty.clear()" is very appealing, but it has the potential to be confusing when behavior methods are shadowed by members of the front-facing property. You'd still need a way to unambiguously refer to behavior methods when they're shadowed too.
>> -Joe
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