[swift-evolution] [Accepted] SE-0067: Enhanced Floating Point Protocols

Xiaodi Wu xiaodi.wu at gmail.com
Mon May 2 23:05:29 CDT 2016

Bravo. This is a welcome improvement to the language.

On Mon, May 2, 2016 at 10:56 PM, Chris Lattner via swift-evolution <
swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:

> Proposal link:
> https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/proposals/0067-floating-point-protocols.md
> Hello Swift Community,
> The review of SE-0067: "Enhanced Floating Point Protocols” ran from April
> 19…April 29, 2016. The proposal is *accepted* for Swift 3.  Overall, the
> feedback on the proposal was very positive, particularly for revision 2 of
> the proposal.
> The most significant feedback was around the naming issues for the various
> protocol requirements that map onto operators (e.g.
> “isLessThanOrEqualTo”).  The core team agrees that these are unfortunate -
> their naming is awkward and they will end up polluting code completion for
> instances of these numeric types.  That said, we are accepting the proposal
> as written, because the rest of the proposal is great progress in the
> direction we want to go, accepting it will allow us to get experience
> living on it, and we can improve this issue with a follow-on proposal.
> To address the naming issues, we’d like to explore Tony Allevato’s ideas
> in the “Improve operator requirements in protocols” thread on
> swift-evolution.  If that doesn’t work out, we request that these members
> be reworked to be named static members in the protocol, which will address
> the code completion issue.
> Thank you to Stephen Canon for driving the design and implementation of
> this, and to Max Moiseev (and several others) who have been contributing to
> the implementation.  This is a fundamental step to moving Swift numerics
> forward!
> -Chris
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