[swift-evolution] Revisiting SE-0041 Names

Erica Sadun erica at ericasadun.com
Mon Jun 27 19:36:04 CDT 2016

> On Jun 27, 2016, at 4:47 PM, Dave Abrahams via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>> Maybe we could say that the type gives form to the literal or embodies
>> the literal? Thus maybe a name like `IntegerLiteralEmbodiment` or
>> `IntegerLiteralManifestation`, maybe even `IntegerLiteralModeling`.
> The first two names are so esoteric that I can't imagine them being anything but
> confusing, and “Modeling” is redundant; everything that conforms to a
> protocol models that protocol.
> If we were to add words to the name, I'd go with
>   IntegerLiteralExpressible
> I *think* I still would want to sink this name into the Syntax
> namespace, though.

You didn't respond to my earlier suggestion so I'd like to pitch it again.

What about "Syntax.IntegerLiteralConsumer", which suggests that
conforming types can consume integer literal syntax as native to their

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