[swift-evolution] [swift-evolution-announce] [Review] SE-0048: Generic Type Aliases

Dave Abrahams dabrahams at apple.com
Mon Mar 28 19:47:12 CDT 2016

on Thu Mar 24 2016, Dave Abrahams <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:

> on Thu Mar 24 2016, Douglas Gregor <dgregor-AT-apple.com> wrote:
>> Hello Swift community,
>> The review of SE-0048 "Generic Type Aliases" begins now and runs
>> through March 29, 2016. The proposal is available here:
>> https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/proposals/0048-generic-typealias.md
>> Reviews are an important part of the Swift evolution process. All
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>> <https://lists.swift.org/mailman/listinfo/swift-evolution>
>> or, if you would like to keep your feedback private, directly to the
>> review manager. When replying, please try to keep the proposal link at
>> the top of the message:
>> Proposal link:
>> https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/proposals/0048-generic-typealias.md
>> Reply text
>> Other replies
>>  <https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution#what-goes-into-a-review-1>What goes into a review?
>> The goal of the review process is to improve the proposal under review
>> through constructive criticism and, eventually, determine the
>> direction of Swift. When writing your review, here are some questions
>> you might want to answer in your review:
>> What is your evaluation of the proposal?
>> Is the problem being addressed significant enough to warrant a change
>> to Swift?
> That's my biggest question about this proposal.  Yes, as the proposal
> says, generic type aliases fill an obvious functional gap.  But what
> real-world problems are they solving and why should adding them be a
> priority?

(and, sorry for the delay in getting this out; a mail configuration
mistake left it in my queue for much longer than I'd like to admit).


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