[swift-evolution] [Review] SE-0101: Rename sizeof and related functions to comply with API Guidelines

Erica Sadun erica at ericasadun.com
Thu Jun 30 17:44:48 CDT 2016

> On Jun 30, 2016, at 4:41 PM, Dave Abrahams <dabrahams at apple.com> wrote:
>> I mentioned this in a comment on the gist already, but I'm really not
>> digging the "array" in `arraySpacing`. We've already moved from top-level
>> "stride" to "memory layout spacing," gaining plenty of clarity. I'm
>> skeptical that the "array" adds anything more. Moreover, it muddies the
>> waters by mentioning a specific type (Array) in a context where you're
>> querying the memory layout properties of another type.
> OK, I agree with that.  If we have “alignment” rather than
> “defaultAlignment,” I suppose we can have plain “spacing.”

No way to last-second sell you on interval rather than spacing?

// Returns the least possible interval between distinct instances of
/// `T` in memory.  The result is always positive.

-- E

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