[swift-evolution] [Proposal] Eliminating Swift's Screaming Snake Case Identifiers

Chris Lattner clattner at apple.com
Tue Jan 26 17:58:55 CST 2016

> On Jan 26, 2016, at 1:48 PM, Erica Sadun <erica at ericasadun.com> wrote:
> What do you think of:
> #file, #lineNumber, #column, #symbol (e.g. Swift.Dictionary.init), #module, #contextDictionary
> and calling it a day?
> * using contextDictionary allows expandability and can subsume all existing context elements, indexed presumably by the same names
> * renaming function to symbol takes care of self.dynamicType as well
> * file and lineNumbers are gimmes
> * column is apparently well liked by some (not going to kick someone's dog on this)
> * adding module fills a big hole.
> No tuples for Doug, covers some of Chris's points.

I mentioned this in the pull request:

I'd suggest:
(file: String, line: Int, column: Int, symbol: String)

Where symbol would be the fully qualified name like "Swift.Dictionary.init”.

I’m curious to hear what Doug’s concern about using tuples are.  Also, what is the use-case for #module?


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