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

Douglas Gregor dgregor at apple.com
Thu Feb 11 15:35:53 CST 2016

> On Feb 11, 2016, at 11:57 AM, Dave Abrahams <dabrahams at apple.com> wrote:
> on Thu Feb 11 2016, Douglas Gregor <dgregor-AT-apple.com <http://dgregor-at-apple.com/>> wrote:
>>> 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!
>> 	https://github.com/apple/swift-3-api-guidelines-review/commit/3f965346f1edea804a9bc6223d2824f43687e92f
> Hmm, looking at these I think it's really the “lonely ‘of’” that we want
> to pull out of the parens, i.e.
>        indexOf(x)
> but not
>        animal(ofGenus: .reptile)

Lonely “of”s move to the base name:


	- Doug

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