[swift-evolution] [Review] SE-0115: Rename Literal Syntax Protocols

Dave Abrahams dabrahams at apple.com
Mon Jul 4 05:54:30 CDT 2016

> On Jul 3, 2016, at 9:52 AM, David Sweeris <davesweeris at mac.com> wrote:
>> On Jul 2, 2016, at 23:16, Erica Sadun via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>> Change it to "Syntax.ExpressibleByIntegerLiteral" and I'd be onboard but
>> I don't think it would pass the DaveTest despite it being only 2 characters longer.[1]
> Yeah, I agree with "By" instead of "As". It makes it a bit clearer that these protocols kinda work backwards, so to speak. That is, if I understand things correctly, rather than adding functionality/semantics to the conforming type, conforming to a literal protocol adds functionality/semantics to the corresponding literal "type" (which we can't directly interact with because they don't actually exist within Swift's type system).

Either view is consistent with the facts but Occam tells me the simpler (first) theory is the correct one. 😏

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