[swift-evolution] [Review] Replace `typealias` keyword with `associatedtype` for associated type declarations
jtbandes at gmail.com
Tue Jan 5 23:42:13 CST 2016
> What is your evaluation of the proposal?
+1 for changing the name, but -1 for "associatedtype" in particular.
- associatedType Element
- associated_type Element
- associated type Element
- associated Element
- type Element
- having Element
> Is the problem being addressed significant enough to warrant a change to
> Does this proposal fit well with the feel and direction of Swift?
I don't feel that the multi-word-yet-all-lowercase name fits with the rest
of the Swift language. See alternate suggestions above.
> How much effort did you put into your review? A glance, a quick reading,
or an in-depth study?
Extensive experience with the feature, but I have mostly just skimmed the
emails in this (and the preceding) thread.
On Sat, Jan 2, 2016 at 10:38 PM, Douglas Gregor via swift-evolution <
swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> Hello Swift community,
> The review of "Replace `typealias` keyword with `associatedtype` for
> associated type declarations” begins now and runs through Wednesday,
> January 6th. The proposal is available here:
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> * Is the problem being addressed significant enough to warrant a change
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