[swift-evolution] LibDispatch : access to current queue, or queue name

Ben Rimmington me at benrimmington.com
Mon Jun 20 04:51:57 CDT 2016

> On 20 Jun 2016, at 10:14, Gwynne Raskind <gwynne at darkrainfall.org> wrote:
> dispatch_queue_get_label() isn’t marked as a for-debugging-only API as far as I can see, and I can see uses in non-debugging contexts (logging is the obvious one) for knowing the current queue’s label (without also allowing the error-prone usage of dispatch_get_current_queue() itself). As such, I wouldn’t mind seeing this interface available on DispatchQueue, though I might name it simply "label", as in:
> extension DispatchQueue {
> 	public class var label: String { get }
> }

Chris Lattner: "Swift supports instance and type members with the same names, but this is controversial, leads to confusion, and may go away in the future."


-- Ben

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