[swift-evolution] [Review] SE-0036: Requiring Leading Dot Prefixes for Enum Instance Member Implementations

Dave Abrahams dabrahams at apple.com
Fri Apr 1 16:07:06 CDT 2016

Douglas Gregor via swift-evolution
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This proposal seems to me like it's failing to fix the underlying problem,
which is that people don't understand the leading dot rules, and papering
over the problem by making the rule less consisten, with different behavior
for enums and other type-scoped (static/class) entities. It doesn't seem
like a principled solution to me. 


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