[swift-evolution] [Review] SE-0073: Marking closures as executing exactly once

Dave Abrahams dabrahams at apple.com
Fri May 6 15:24:27 CDT 2016

on Tue May 03 2016, Chris Lattner <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:

> Hello Swift community,
> The review of "SE-0073: Marking closures as executing exactly once"
> begins now and runs through May 9. The proposal is available here:
> 	https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/proposals/0073-noescape-once.md
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I think it's of questionable importance and doesn't generalize well.
For example, you can't use this to construct something like 

  var x: Int
  functionThatActsLikeIf( someTest(), then: { x = 1 }, else: { x = 2} )

If you need to initialize something in an outer scope with something
computed by a closure, it's much better to arrange something like this:
  var x = functionThatActsLikeIf( someTest(), then: {  1 }, else: { 2 } )


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