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

John Randolph jcr at mac.com
Sun Jan 31 21:23:07 CST 2016

I’m fine with using “require” in this way.   Anyone new to Swift will figure it out in a minute or less.


> 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 <mailto: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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