[swift-evolution] ed/ing, InPlace, Set/SetAlgebra naming resolution
erica at ericasadun.com
Thu Feb 11 13:36:55 CST 2016
Assuming one would want to avoid the -ed suffix (and also -ing), one might consider:
* intersectionOf(), orOf(), unionOf() (or "With" over "Of")
* setIntersection(), setOr(), setUnion(),
* intersectionResult(), orResult(), unionResult(),
> On Feb 11, 2016, at 12:28 PM, Jacob Bandes-Storch <jtbandes at gmail.com> wrote:
> "intersected" sounds okay to me. "unioned" is borderline, and "ored" is not something I'd want in the standard library. Neither is "oring".
> On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 11:25 AM, Erica Sadun <erica at ericasadun.com <mailto:erica at ericasadun.com>> wrote:
> I see the -ed versions as short for -edSet, with the Set being implied. Under this reasoning, unioned == unionedSet, intersected == intersectedSet, thus acting as nouns not verbs, and used for non-mutating application.
> inPlace is only for mutating application. I mildly prefer the shorter union to unionInPlace, although I could argue both sides. (The latter is clearer but longer, the former is the short verb action that the whole guideline thing is supposed to endorse.)
> -- E
>> On Feb 11, 2016, at 12:19 PM, Jacob Bandes-Storch <jtbandes at gmail.com <mailto:jtbandes at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 11:09 AM, Erica Sadun via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org <mailto:swift-evolution at swift.org>> wrote:
>> Non-Mutating, returning new value: unioned(with), intersected(with), exclusiveOred(with)
>> * I think the -ing endings sound unnatural, stilted, and unmathematical. They make me wince.
>> So do the -ed versions, IMO. That's why -InPlace is such a convenient suffix.
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