[swift-evolution] [swift-evolution-announce] [Review] SE-0028 Modernizing Swift's Debugging Identifiers (__LINE__, etc)
matthew at anandabits.com
Fri Jan 29 14:53:17 CST 2016
* What is your evaluation of the proposal?
+1. I really like the idea of using octothorpe for compiler-supported expressions.
I would like to see either #file and / or #symbol included.
I also like Kevin’s idea of renaming the existing #line to #setline. That reduces potential confusion while giving the existing feature a better name.
Even better would be the #sourcelocation
* Is the problem being addressed significant enough to warrant a change to Swift?
Yes, it improves overall consistency of the language and removes the shouty legacy from C.
* Does this proposal fit well with the feel and direction of Swift?
* How much effort did you put into your review? A glance, a quick reading, or an in-depth study?
I followed the original thread, read the proposal, and also previous reviews.
> On Jan 29, 2016, at 1:31 PM, Chris Lattner <clattner at apple.com> wrote:
> Hello Swift community,
> The review of "Modernizing Swift's Debugging Identifiers" begins now and runs through February 2nd. The proposal is available here:
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> * Is the problem being addressed significant enough to warrant a change to Swift?
> * Does this proposal fit well with the feel and direction of Swift?
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