[swift-evolution] [Review] SE-0065 A New Model for Collections and Indices

Trent Nadeau tanadeau at gmail.com
Mon Apr 11 11:58:00 CDT 2016

At least in my experience, "indices" is used throughout technical
documentation and code, such as the official docs of Python, Java, and C#.

I'm not strongly opposed to "indexes", but I think there should be a
stronger reason to change it other than that it has easier discoverability
for non-English speakers (who can search for it in a few seconds). I think
of "indices" as a term of art or a word in a technical dialect of English.

On Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 12:49 PM, Joe Groff <jgroff at apple.com> wrote:

> > On Apr 11, 2016, at 9:48 AM, Stephen Canon <scanon at apple.com> wrote:
> >
> > Joe’s isn’t saying that “Indexes” is more common, rather that it’s
> regular (i.e. follows the usual declension rule for plurals); there’s
> tradeoffs each way, but using the regular plural might make it more
> familiar for some non-native speakers/readers.
> Yeah. From personal experience I've worked with many developers for whom
> "indices" was an unfamiliar term, whereas "indexes" was immediately obvious.
> -Joe

Trent Nadeau
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