[swift-evolution] [Draft] Abolish IUO type

Cheyo Ximenez cheyo at masters3d.com
Thu Mar 17 18:42:32 CDT 2016

I'd like something with the word optional in it:
@unoptional // proposed new name for iuo :)

On Mar 17, 2016, at 1:38 PM, Chris Willmore via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:

>> On Mar 17, 2016, at 6:53 AM, Brent Royal-Gordon <brent at architechies.com> wrote:
>>> 1. We have to add @implicitly_unwrapped attribute to the proposal. I hate implied "attributes", available only to compiler. The wording needs to be reformulated in terms of this attribute
>> Agree.
>>> 2. We need to encourage using the attribute instead of `!`.
>>> 3. In the future, `!` can be removed entirely and leave only the attribute. But not for now
>> Disagree. As I mentioned earlier in the thread, IUOs are going to become less common on Apple platforms, but they are here to stay in Swift as a whole.
> I agree with this.
>>> In order to do this, I suggest finding a concise name for it. Like @IUO, but possibly more readable
>> I do agree that we should look for a shorter, better name. I suggest `@autounwrap`, by analogy with `@autoclosure`. Both features insert invisible syntax at usage sites to make an expression of one type appear to be an expression of a different type.
>> (Actually, I think that `@autoclosure` is a great analogy for this feature in many respects.)
> The similarity to @autoclosure is a good observation.
> It sounds like an explicit attribute name may be a necessary part of this proposal rather than a thought for the future. So far we’ve heard:
> @implicitly_unwrapped
> @iuo
> @autounwrap
> — Chris Willmore
> _______________________________________________
> swift-evolution mailing list
> swift-evolution at swift.org
> https://lists.swift.org/mailman/listinfo/swift-evolution

More information about the swift-evolution mailing list