[swift-evolution] [Review] SE-0059: Update API Naming Guidelines and Rewrite Set APIs Accordingly
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Thu Apr 7 18:40:37 CDT 2016
If we're going to bikeshed again: how about "assign"?
On Thu, Apr 7, 2016 at 7:08 PM Taras Zakharko via swift-evolution <
swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> 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>
> >>> 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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