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

Xiaodi Wu xiaodi.wu at gmail.com
Mon May 2 23:20:48 CDT 2016

Last nit (sorry!)--
The enum Sign should have lowercase names for the cases (i.e. `plus` and
`minus` instead of `Plus` and `Minus`).

On Mon, May 2, 2016 at 11:05 PM, Xiaodi Wu <xiaodi.wu at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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