[swift-evolution] Colon vs. equals

Charles Srstka cocoadev at charlessoft.com
Sat Feb 6 18:33:43 CST 2016

> On Feb 6, 2016, at 6:26 PM, Charles Constant via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>  let dict = ["key" = "value"] 
> I'm having buyer's remorse over supporting this. At first glance, it looks like it's overloading an assignment operator... to a string literal. I know that's not what's really going on under the hood, but on a surface level it just looks very ugly :(

If you think that's ugly, just imagine what it will look like to initialize an empty one.

let foo: [String = Int] = [=]


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