[swift-evolution] [Review #2] SE-0089: Renaming String.init<T>(_: T)

Jacob Bandes-Storch jtbandes at gmail.com
Sat Jun 4 15:46:01 CDT 2016

(updating my evaluation of the first version of this proposal)

> https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/proposals/0089-rename-string-reflection-init.md
>         * 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.
  - The "lossless" protocol will be a welcome addition for
serialization/deserialization code, and it makes the replacement init(_:)
API very clear in its behavior.

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

>         * 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?
Reviewed the initial proposal, followed and participated in the ensuing
discussion, and glanced at this second draft to remind myself of the final

- Jacob
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