[swift-evolution] [RFC] #Self
matthew at anandabits.com
Tue May 10 11:28:01 CDT 2016
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> On May 10, 2016, at 11:12 AM, Timothy Wood <tjw at me.com> wrote:
>> On May 10, 2016, at 9:05 AM, Matthew Johnson <matthew at anandabits.com> wrote:
>> It isn't at all the same. Self is covariant with the dynamic context. #Self, #Type, #StaticType or whatever we call it is statically determined by the lexical context.
> Yes. That is what the # distinguishes, in my original suggesting for the previous proposal. Using a different term altogether introduces more ambiguity by raising questions about what other ways the two things differ. With `#Self`, I read that naturally as the compile-time (“#”) version of the thing being compiled (“Self”).
Yep, understood. It's perfectly clear to me but I understand why Chris is concerned about it having potential to confuse people. It is a pretty subtle difference especially since Self and #Self are the same in some contexts. In any case, I would be content to live with any name that wins out.
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