[swift-evolution] [Review] SE-0089: Renaming String.init<T>(_: T)

Jacob Bandes-Storch jtbandes at gmail.com
Tue May 17 23:09:28 CDT 2016

>         * What is your evaluation of the proposal?

+1, because:
  - I believe the default/generic "printing" initializer is not commonly
used (at least, not on purpose).
  - The new argument label clearly indicates what the initializer does.

I would also submit for consideration "*init(describing:)*", to match the
CustomStringConvertible ".description" property which it invokes.

>         * Is the problem being addressed significant enough to warrant a
> change to Swift?

Yes: accidental use of the initializer can be harmful, and is currently
very easy.

>         * Does this proposal fit well with the feel and direction of Swift?

Yes, it fits well with the API guidelines.

>         * If you have used other languages or libraries with a similar
> feature, how do you feel that this proposal compares to those?

>         * How much effort did you put into your review? A glance, a quick
> reading, or an in-depth study?

A quick reading.
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