[swift-evolution] Revisiting SE-0041 Names

Dave Abrahams dabrahams at apple.com
Mon Jun 27 21:46:35 CDT 2016

on Mon Jun 27 2016, Erica Sadun <erica-AT-ericasadun.com> wrote:

>> 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
> type.

To me, the idea of a type (other than, say, a parser) consuming syntax
is pretty alien.  So this one is sorta esoteric too, IMO.


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