[swift-evolution] [Idea] Deprecate the 'default' keyword.

Ross O'Brien narrativium+swift at gmail.com
Sat Feb 27 12:22:39 CST 2016

Submitted: https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/pull/176

On Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 4:39 PM, Ross O'Brien <narrativium+swift at gmail.com>

> I'm going to create a formal proposal for this.
> On Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 3:56 PM, Антон Жилин <swift-evolution at swift.org>
> wrote:
>> I agree with replacing `default` with `else`.
>> First of all, `default` or `by default` is generally associated with some
>> initial value, before any customization. `default` in `switch` is just a
>> borrowing from C. A newbie programmer will better get used to `else` than
>> to `default`.
>> Secondly, `switch` in Swift is almost the same as a sequence of
>> `if-else-if` (not just a table, as in C). `else` in `switch` would create
>> an association with last `else` in that chain.
>> Thirdly, `else` lines up nicely with `case`. You need to try it to feel
>> the difference.
>> Go ahead and create a formal proposal for this, or shall I do this?
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