[swift-evolution] [Proposal Draft] Literal Syntax Protocols

Erica Sadun erica at ericasadun.com
Tue Jun 28 21:05:07 CDT 2016

> On Jun 28, 2016, at 7:52 PM, Matthew Johnson <matthew at anandabits.com> wrote:
>> On Jun 28, 2016, at 8:35 PM, Erica Sadun via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org <mailto:swift-evolution at swift.org>> wrote:
>>> On Jun 28, 2016, at 6:13 PM, Dave Abrahams <dabrahams at apple.com <mailto:dabrahams at apple.com>> wrote:
>>>> Or we're clueless AND it's a bad name.
>>> It's possible, but until we have an objective rationale for why it's bad
>>> (arguments that it seems to imply what turns out to be the actual
>>> meaning of the protocol don't count!), *and* a better alternative, it's
>>> sort of moot.  If you don't like `Syntax.IntegerLiteral` or
>>> `Syntax.IntegerLiteralExpressible` then I'm out of suggestions.
>>>> func f<T: IntegerPromotion>() -> T {
>>>>    return 42 // the answer to everything
>>>> }
>>> Promotion means something very different; something that we actually
>>> expect to incorporate into the language one day.
>> Syntax.MarvinTheDepressedIntegerLiteral
> You really have me laughing with some of these!  Thanks Erica. :)

A few more, with a slightly different approach that pushes the literal part towards the end of the name:

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