[swift-evolution] [Review] SE-0026 Abstract classes and methods

Thorsten Seitz tseitz42 at icloud.com
Sat Mar 5 14:42:57 CST 2016

I'd prefer to see instantly whether a class is abstract or not. Furthermore it is very useful to declare a base class as abstract even if none of its members is abstract.


> Am 26.02.2016 um 22:25 schrieb Mirek Petricek via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org>:
> Hello,
> I support the proposal to introduce abstract classes to Swift. I agree with what has been said about inheritance still being an important feature (despite going slightly out off fashion) and this will make it more useful.
> I am just wondering if it is really necessary to have the requirement about having to declare a class as abstract if it "contains one or more abstract methods/properties” as suggested in the proposal. Can’t we just consider the class as abstract as soon as there is at least one unimplemented abstract method/property? Furthermore, do we really need the keyword “abstract” as modifier of a class? 
> Regards,
> Mirek
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