[swift-evolution] Make non-void functions @warn_unused_result by default

Erica Sadun erica at ericasadun.com
Wed Feb 24 18:22:27 CST 2016

I'd recommend against snake case. (It's a thing). Some thoughts:


@OptionalResultUse (or Usage)
@PermitOptionalResultUse (or Usage)
@AllowOptionalResultUse (or Usage)




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> On Feb 24, 2016, at 5:08 PM, Haravikk via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>> On 24 Feb 2016, at 23:44, Janosch Hildebrand <jnosh at jnosh.com <mailto:jnosh at jnosh.com>> wrote:
>> Thanks for the encouragement everyone! I’ll start drafting over the weekend.
>> With regard to the inverted attribute, that is definitely open to discussion.
>> Other variants that had been mentioned previously include:
>> @suppress_unused_result - suggested by Adrian Kashivskyy
>> @allow_unused_result - suggested by Kevin Ballard
>> @ignoreresult - suggested by Brent Royal-Gordon
>> Also the aforementioned “Modernizing Attribute Case and Attribute Argument Naming” proposal[1] will also play into this discussion as well.
>> [1] https://lists.swift.org/pipermail/swift-evolution/Week-of-Mon-20160215/010510.html <https://lists.swift.org/pipermail/swift-evolution/Week-of-Mon-20160215/010510.html>
>> - Janosch
> While I like the brevity, I don’t think @ignoreresult is clear enough on what it does, @optional_result (or ideally @optionalResult if camel-case for attributes is accepted) is clearer I think if we want a shortened two-word form. Or there’s Sean’s @discardable_result alternative which is even clearer.
> Otherwise @allow_unused_result is the best of the three word options I think; @suppress_unused_result is a bit unclear as what you’re actually suppressing is the compiler warning, as in most cases a result will still be generated, it’s just not stored anywhere at the call site.
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