[swift-evolution] Compiler directive for current closure reference

Taras Zakharko taras.zakharko at uzh.ch
Mon Feb 22 12:20:30 CST 2016

Dear all, 

I apologise in advance if this has already been suggested (or maybe even implemented), but its very difficult to keep track of the swift evolution list :) 

We already have compiler directives like #line, #function. I would like to suggest a new directive #closure (name preliminary) that expands to the reference to the closure, function or method in whose body the directive occurs. Motivation: this will allow one to conveniently use design patterns like these:

	guard stillRelevant() else {

I am sure there are also other cases where such directive would come in handy. 

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