[swift-evolution] What about a VBA style with Statement?

Andrey Tarantsov andrey at tarantsov.com
Thu Apr 14 13:30:51 CDT 2016

>> I also like the idea of a dedicated method-cascading operator, like what Dart has.  It eliminates the need for a programmer to explicitly remember to 'return self' at the end of a chainable method.  Not sure how well it'd integrate with SE-0047 (@discardableResult) though.
> Method cascades draft: https://gist.github.com/erica/6794d48d917e2084d6ed <https://gist.github.com/erica/6794d48d917e2084d6ed>
> deferred to after 3.0

I really think this settles the discussion, because methods cascades are *the* way to implement this kind of thing. (And for the record, I would prefer a SmallTalk/Dart-like syntax to a "with" statement.)


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