[swift-evolution] [swift-evolution-announce] [Review] SE-0076: Add overrides taking an UnsafePointer source to non-destructive copying methods on UnsafeMutablePointer

Max Moiseev moiseev at apple.com
Thu May 5 17:40:59 CDT 2016

Hi all,

This email is sent on behalf of the standard library team.

Since the implicit conversion is available from `UnsafeMutablePointer` to `UnsafePointer`, the functions listed in the proposal do not have to be overloads, they can simply replace existing ones instead.
If/when the implicit conversion will be removed from the language, overloads accepting `UnsafeMutablePointer` would have to be introduced.

We also suggest extending the proposal to include other instances of the same pattern, if there are any elsewhere in the standard library.


> On May 3, 2016, at 8:56 PM, Chris Lattner <clattner at apple.com> wrote:
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