[swift-evolution] [Guidelines, First Argument Labels]: Prepositions inside the parens

Douglas Gregor dgregor at apple.com
Thu Feb 11 13:35:40 CST 2016

> On Feb 11, 2016, at 10:53 AM, Dave Abrahams via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> on Thu Feb 11 2016, Charles Kissinger <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>> FWIW, I think these new guidelines strike a very nice balance between
>> all of the competing concerns. The result of applying them to some of
>> my own code could best be described as “different but not unpleasant”
>> ;-)
>> In looking over the diffs, one nice result I didn’t expect is that
>> moving the prepositional phrases into the first argument label seems
>> to increase the speed with which I absorb the general intent of a
>> function -- the “at a glance” understanding -- by moving a “detail”
>> (important as it might be) into the parameter list. (The split
>> prepositional phrases had the opposite effect for me.)
> That's nice!  What do you think about moving “of” back out of the
> parens?  Does that help or hurt?

And lo!, a diff appeared!


	- Doug

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