[swift-evolution] [Review] SE-0059: Update API Naming Guidelines and Rewrite Set APIs Accordingly

Taras Zakharko taras.zakharko at uzh.ch
Thu Apr 7 18:07:52 CDT 2016

replaceWith* is also my favourite here (same for *InPlace). Sure, it might be verbose, but the semantics is very clear and seems apply to a wide range of relevant situations. In the end, there are hundreds if not more messages in this (and related) threads and i am sure that you guys spent even more time in meetings talking about this. If I understand correctly, Swifts goal is clarity over laconicity. If finding sensible laconic terminology turns out to be surprisingly difficult, a more verbose one might be a better choice after all. 

— Taras

> On 07 Apr 2016, at 22:36, Dave Abrahams via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> on Mon Apr 04 2016, Brent Royal-Gordon <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>>> Indeed, OED points out that modern usage is "chiefly military." Probably an argument against its usage here.
>> It seems to me that what you're sort of saying is "replaceWith", but
>> that's kind of a mouthful. 
> It's at least very explicit.  We did consider that, and chose “form” as
> a more reasonable convention.  However, we weren't thinking of the
> “from” problem.  I prefer “replaceWith” over “become” for some reason I
> can't identify.
>> A quick thesaurus check suggests that the only decent single-world
>> alternative would be "substitute", but that sounds like a regex
>> operation. I think this is a dead end.
> -- 
> Dave
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