[swift-evolution] [Review] SE-0096: Converting dynamicType from a property to an operator
michael.peternell at gmx.at
Wed May 25 14:21:14 CDT 2016
Isn't `dynamictype` different from `sizeof` or `typeof` in that it does evaluate it's argument?
I think it's safe to write `typeof(system("rm -rf *"))` *, because `typeof` will return the static type of the expression, without evaluating it. `sizeof(44*x)` will not perform a multiplication, but will only consider the type of `44*x`, which is known at compile time (at least we know (because we need to know) how much space is reserved on the stack for that variable.)
dynamictype(expr) would be the first such keyword that does evaluate it's expression. Maybe that's the reason why the original developer designed it to look like a method?
*) all code snippets are supplied without any warranty of any kind. code may clean your hard drive ;)
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