[swift-evolution] [Pitch] Adding a Self type name shortcut for static member access

Erica Sadun erica at ericasadun.com
Wed Apr 27 15:00:49 CDT 2016

> On Apr 27, 2016, at 1:51 PM, Thorsten Seitz via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> So, you are probably right that Self does not make sense in value types.

I courteously disagree for the reasons stated in the proposal:

* Self introduces consistency across types
* It’s succinct and clear, enhancing readability

It may not be especially expressive in value types but I believe it remains valuable, which is a different question.

Regardless, I believe this proposal will be delayed until the question of `Type.self` vs `Type` is first ironed out as some of the design details are predicated on how that is treated.

best regards,

— E

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