[swift-evolution] ed/ing, InPlace, Set/SetAlgebra naming resolution

Rob Mayoff mayoff at dqd.com
Thu Feb 11 15:27:29 CST 2016

On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 12:54 PM, Jim Hillhouse via swift-evolution <
swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:

> The present participle of 'union' is technically speaking, 'unioning'. But
> it is not widely used. In fact, in both Pages and Word, 'unioning' is
> flagged as a misspelling of 'union'.

Outside of programming, "union" is a noun, not a verb, and "unite" is
already a perfectly good verb that means "create the union of".  So why not

    func union(with other: Self) -> Self
    func unite(with other: Self)
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