[swift-evolution] [Discussion] Cleaning up stdlib pointer and buffer routines (Open Issues Affecting Standard Library API Stability)

Jacob Bandes-Storch jtbandes at gmail.com
Wed Jul 6 13:03:00 CDT 2016

> * *Remove unsafeAddressOf*. "We are not aware of any real use cases for
> it. If there are any, it should be renamed to unsafeAddress(of:) to follow
> the guidelines." (https://bugs.swift.org/browse/SR-1957
> rdar://problem/18589289)
Oops, I just responded to this on another thread. Pasting:

It's minor, but I use unsafeAddressOf regularly for writing `description`

    var description: String {
        return "<\(self.dynamicType): \(unsafeAddressOf(self))>{ more info
here... }"

I guess this would be covered by some generalized solution for format
specifiers in string interpolations, but I gather that won't happen for
quite a while...
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