[swift-evolution] Epic: Typesafe calculations

Matt Whiteside mwhiteside.dev at gmail.com
Thu Dec 31 16:18:42 CST 2015

> On Dec 31, 2015, at 09:25, Dave Abrahams via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>> On Dec 25, 2015, at 4:43 PM, Nickolas Pohilets via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org <mailto:swift-evolution at swift.org>> wrote:
>> If Swift would support non-type generic parameters, then I would like to have Boost.Unit library (http://www.boost.org/doc/libs/1_60_0/doc/html/boost_units.html <http://www.boost.org/doc/libs/1_60_0/doc/html/boost_units.html>) available in Swift.
> Yes, that’s an excellent design.  We really want to do this when we get the necessary language features (I hope we might also come up with some that improve readability a bit over what you can do in C++).

I will do cartwheels when we can write stuff like Vector<3> or Tensor<4,4,4>.  Glad to hear it’s on your mind, including the readability aspect.


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