[swift-evolution] [Review] SE-0120: Revise 'partition' Method Signature
natecook at gmail.com
Wed Jul 13 01:29:21 CDT 2016
> On Jul 12, 2016, at 7:06 PM, Dave Abrahams via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> on Tue Jul 12 2016, Jacob Bandes-Storch <swift-evolution at swift.org <mailto:swift-evolution at swift.org>> wrote:
>>> Proposal link:
>>> https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/proposals/0120-revise-partition-method.md <https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/proposals/0120-revise-partition-method.md>
>>> * What is your evaluation of the proposal?
>> +1, although I don't think the functions should be marked with
>> @discardableResult. The partition method is hardly useful if you don't know
>> where the partition index is.
> That's a very good point.
Totally—that's a deviation from the existing API that I didn't explain. I'll revise the proposal to remove the attribute.
>>> * Is the problem being addressed significant enough to warrant a
>>> change to Swift?
>> Somewhat. This API isn't commonly used (I've never used it), but APIs in
>> the standard library deserve to make sense and be useful :-)
>>> * Does this proposal fit well with the feel and direction of Swift?
>> Yes, the new API seems to feel "Swifty", and conform to the API design
>>> * If you have used other languages or libraries with a similar
>>> feature, how do you feel that this proposal compares to those?
>>> * How much effort did you put into your review? A glance, a quick
>>> reading, or an in-depth study?
>> Brief reading of the proposal and a look at the existing API. I've never
>> used this API in Swift.
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