[swift-evolution] [Review] SE-0037 Clarify interaction between comments & operators

Tikitu de Jager tikitu at logophile.org
Sat Mar 12 06:27:31 CST 2016


> The proposal is available here:
> https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/proposals/0037-clarify-comments-and-operators.md

> • What is your evaluation of the proposal?


> • Is the problem being addressed significant enough to warrant a 
> change to Swift?

Yes. It probably doesn't strike often, but will be the source of much 
confusion and annoyance when it does.

> • Does this proposal fit well with the feel and direction of Swift?

Yes. Consistency and a simple-to-explain rule. (And there doesn't seem 
to be any explicit rule behind the current situation.)

> • If you have used other languages or libraries with a similar 
> feature, how do you feel that this proposal compares to those?

No language I'm familiar with uses whitespace to guide operator parsing. 
Python doesn't have multiline commenting, but its parsing of single-line 
comments simply disallows using them in many similar contexts.

> • How much effort did you put into your review? A glance, a quick 
> reading, or an in-depth study?

Quick reading.

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