[swift-evolution] [swift-evolution-announce] [Review] SE-0041: Updating Protocol Naming Conventions for Conversions

Erica Sadun erica at ericasadun.com
Wed May 18 15:17:15 CDT 2016

>> The whole discussion started because ArrayLiteralConvertible meant "can be initialized from Array literal", and not "can be converted to array literal", which is what nearly everyone this was presented to in an informal study thought it meant.
> That was not the genesis of this proposal in my mind.  I was frustrated with the different semantics for Convertible between CustomStringConvertible and *LiteralConvertible.  

That's where *I* jumped on board. Sorry, I should have made it clearer.

> However, I do agree that there is some potential for ambiguity inherent in the term Convertible which is probably how the current conflicting uses arose in the first place.
> Whatever we decide to do, I hope we can at least remove the current conflict and have consistent meanings in the standard library!

No matter how the core team rules, I hope there's an improvement over the status quo.

-- E

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