[swift-evolution] removing logical operators

Saagar Jha saagarjha28 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 8 16:30:57 CDT 2016

I think keeping operators as actual operators is preferable. Having *some* but
not all operators be keywords makes them “special” and unique, which they

On Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 2:26 PM Saagar Jha <saagarjha28 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Well, IIRC Swift doesn’t allow operators that aren’t (math) symbols,
> right? That might be the first barrier to clear.
> On Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 2:24 PM Pranjal Satija via swift-evolution <
> swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> I had an idea recently about the use of logical operators in Swift,
>> specifically && and ||. I felt that it would be more clear to replace these
>> with the words “and” and “or”. And since most keywords can be used as
>> argument labels in functions now, this should be more feasible than ever. I
>> understand that it isn’t a huge difference, but I feel like it might help
>> make code easier to read, and it would also reduce some confusion for
>> beginners. Could you let me know what you think?
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> -Saagar Jha
-Saagar Jha
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