[swift-evolution] [Pitch] Renaming sizeof, sizeofValue, strideof, strideofValue
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Thu Jun 2 15:43:29 CDT 2016
> On Jun 2, 2016, at 11:30 AM, John McCall via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> I still think the value-based APIs are misleading and that it would be better to ask people to just use a type explicitly.
I agree; in fact why aren’t these properties on the type itself? The type is what matters; why can’t the type just tell me it’s size?
Having free functions or magic operators seems to be another holdover from C.
let x: Any = 5
The compiler should be able to statically know the first three values and inline them. The second is discovering the size dynamically.
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