[swift-evolution] Brainstorming: Optional sugar inferred map

Paul Ossenbruggen possen at gmail.com
Wed Jan 27 23:28:40 CST 2016

Trying to see if I got this. So the type of r would be Int? at the end of this? And if n were nil then r would be nil? Otherwise it r is 10?

> On Jan 27, 2016, at 9:19 PM, Craig Cruden via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> Swift currently encourages a lot of conditional code - especially when it comes to optionals.  In most cases when you are computing etc. on an Optional you would expect that you would want an optional result and things to be able to use optionals.  
> In another language I generally just `map` one optional to another - which may not be the most readable code to some not use to optionals.  
> I was wondering if maybe an expression is not available that it would rewrite the syntax to map from one to another value.  
> So things like:
> let n : Int? = 5
> let r = n + 5
> would actually compile as 
> let r = n.map {$0 + 5}
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