[swift-evolution] [Review] SE-0006 Apply API Guidelines to the Standard Library

David Owens II david at owensd.io
Wed Jan 27 16:16:44 CST 2016

+1 to this. Unfortunately, require already has a different meaning in other very common languages. 

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> On Jan 27, 2016, at 1:57 PM, Radosław Pietruszewski via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> But don’t you think any relative advantage of “require” is overshadowed by the potential for confusion since “require” means something completely different in *a lot* of other languages?
> — Radek
>> On 27 Jan 2016, at 22:56, Charles Kissinger via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>> ‘Precondition’ is not particularly bad jargon since it is a standard dictionary word that is used with a similar meaning in areas outside of computer science. ‘Require’ probably has an advantage with students and non-native English speakers by virtue of being a much more commonly used and understood word.
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