[swift-evolution] [Idea] Passing an Array to Variadic Functions

Tino Heth 2th at gmx.de
Wed Apr 20 09:56:02 CDT 2016

> The question is whether the downside to variadic parameters is really enough to justify _removing_ an existing language feature. 
> The burden of justification should be on those people wanting to change the language, not on those wanting to maintain the status quo and “I don’t like it” or “I think it makes code a tiny bit less readable” is not sufficient justification, in my opinion because you already have the option not to use the feature. 
Afaics, this isn't true:
Increment/decrement operators, currying, tuple splat and even the C-style for loop have already been deprecated, and although I would have preferred to keep some of those constructs, I think it is good how progressive Swift is pushed forward ("would we add this feature now if it wasn't already there?").

The value of variadic functions is imho less than the possibility to omit "()" in procedure calls, and afair, there have been several posts that illustrate the complications of this feature.

More information about the swift-evolution mailing list