[swift-evolution] Trial balloon: conforming sizeof, sizeofValue, etc. to naming guidelines

Joe Groff jgroff at apple.com
Thu Apr 28 15:52:51 CDT 2016

> On Apr 28, 2016, at 11:44 AM, Xiaodi Wu via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> We all know and love sizeof(), but given that it's different from its C counterpart anyway, shouldn't these conform to Swift naming guidelines? In other words, after SE-0006, shouldn't these names be as follows?
> ```
> size<T>(of: T.Type)
> size<T>(ofValue: T)
> stride<T>(of: T.Type)
> stride<T>(ofValue: T)
> align<T>(of: T.Type)
> align<T>(ofValue: T)
> ```
> There are obvious issues with two different things named `stride`, but IMO that's best addressed by renaming one of them; the real problem is that the word stride is used in two different ways already. Thoughts?

Seems reasonable to me.


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