[swift-evolution] Proposal: Contiguous Variables (A.K.A. Fixed Sized Array Type)

Joe Groff jgroff at apple.com
Fri Jan 29 12:43:21 CST 2016

> On Jan 28, 2016, at 9:24 PM, FĂ©lix Cloutier <felixcca at yahoo.ca> wrote:
> To me, it's closely related to the declaration issue. By introducing a (N x Type) syntax, we're solving the LHS problem but leaving the RHS problem intact. If we want to spin it off into a separate proposal, I think that the most logical split is to have a proposal for subscripts on uniform tuples, and a a proposal for the shorthand syntax and a way to initialize values of these types.

Just spitballing…we could bring the N x <expr> syntax to expressions as well, so that (5 x 0) is (0,0,0,0,0), and maybe (1, 3 x 0, 2) is (1, 0, 0, 0, 2). With integer literals it's hard to tell which side is which, though...


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