[swift-evolution] [Proposal draft #2] Naming Functions with Argument Labels
david at hartbit.com
Mon Jan 11 16:32:29 CST 2016
I really like this proposal and looking forward to the objc selector binding.
> On 11 Jan 2016, at 22:54, Douglas Gregor via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>> On Jan 11, 2016, at 1:53 PM, Tino Heth <2th at gmx.de <mailto:2th at gmx.de>> wrote:
>>> We discussed this a looooong while back and decided that we wanted the ‘_’ to emphasize that there is an argument there. The difference between “foo(:bar:)” and “foo(bar:)” is barely visible.
>> That is true, but I think it is very uncommon to have such a set of methods — and afaics, it would violate the guidelines for method names.
>> But speaking of additional characters that might be useful:
>> What about the parameter types? When they are needed to identify the exact function, it would be nice if they could be included as well.
>> (that's why I wanted to avoid the parenthesis in the first place…)
> It’s grammatically ambiguous if you don’t have the “:)” at the end and, IMO, it’s not important enough to have special syntax for this: one can still coerce to a specific function type.
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