[swift-evolution] Marking sort and sorted with rethrows

Dmitri Gribenko gribozavr at gmail.com
Thu Jun 9 03:07:00 CDT 2016

On Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 11:25 PM, Brent Royal-Gordon via
swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> I actually think there *is* a sensible way to define the behavior of a throwing `sort(_:)`: you treat the comparison as though it returned `false` and continue sorting.

This can create inconsistent sorting predicates, which we would want
to catch as issues with the code and trap.

For example, your predicate can establish that a < b and b < c, but a
< c is throwing which is treated as returning false -- clearly, a


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