[swift-evolution] [Pitch] Rename Mirror

Anton Zhilin antonyzhilin at gmail.com
Thu Jul 21 18:49:20 CDT 2016

2016-07-22 2:39 GMT+03:00 Dmitri Gribenko <gribozavr at gmail.com>:

> On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 4:06 PM, Anton Zhilin <antonyzhilin at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Moreover, types can completely customize contents of their
> > 'Mirror's. This is incompatible with laziness and with how reflection
> should
> > work, based on experience from other languages.
> That is actually viewed as a weakness of reflection in other
> languages.  Allowing reflection to access other types' internal data
> and APIs creates barriers for optimization, and facilitates creating
> binary compatibility problems when apps include code that uses
> reflection to poke at internal data of library types.

I talked about Swift here. Types can completely customize contents of their
Mirrors in Swift. A type, which pretends to be used for reflection, can't
afford that.
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