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

Erica Sadun erica at ericasadun.com
Tue Jul 5 16:44:09 CDT 2016

> On Jul 5, 2016, at 3:17 PM, Dave Abrahams <dabrahams at apple.com> wrote:
> on Tue Jul 05 2016, Jordan Rose <jordan_rose-AT-apple.com <http://at-apple.com/>> wrote:
>> [Proposal:
>> https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/proposals/0115-literal-syntax-protocols.md <https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/proposals/0115-literal-syntax-protocols.md>
>> <https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/proposals/0115-literal-syntax-protocols.md <https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/proposals/0115-literal-syntax-protocols.md>>
>> ]
>>> On Jul 3, 2016, at 9:52, David Sweeris via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> 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).
>> I like "By" much better than "As". For me, "expressible as integer
>> literal" has the meaning we don't want, with no hint of ambiguity:
>> "you can go from a concrete type to a literal" (rather than the
>> correct "you can go from a literal to a concrete type").
> I'm not opposed to “By” if many more people think it's clearer.
> -- 
> Dave

\o/ 👍✨🎉
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