[swift-evolution] When to use argument labels (a new approach)

Matt Whiteside mwhiteside.dev at gmail.com
Wed Feb 3 23:19:33 CST 2016

See my response down below

> On Feb 3, 2016, at 17:32, Dave Abrahams via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> on Wed Feb 03 2016, Matt Whiteside <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>> I’m in agreement with what Ricardo is saying here:
>>> I personally like it and I agree with all except the following:
>>> let p = someFont.glyph("propellor")
>>> let p = someFont.glyphWithName("propellor”)
>> To be more specific, this example looks good to me:
>> a.transitionToScene(.GreatHall)               // yes
>> but this one:
>> let p = someFont.glyph("propellor")           // yes
>> somehow doesn’t.  Maybe because it reads more like subscripting a
>> dictionary.  As a result, I think this second example kind of detracts
>> from this section of the guidelines.
> I wonder if it looks better written like this?
>  let p = someFont.glyph("LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH ACUTE")
> "propellor" was the argument in an example of this method in use that I
> could find on the web, but it's a really odd way to spell that word.
> Maybe it has something to do with that.

I don’t think I’m understanding the difference.

At the risk of distracting you with minutiae, this particular example feels more like a property access than a method call, so my mind wants to rewrite it as this:


and that makes it a little harder to stay focused on the intent of the guideline.


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