[swift-evolution] [Accepted] SE-0121: Remove Optional Comparison Operators

Dave Abrahams dabrahams at apple.com
Sun Aug 28 15:28:09 CDT 2016

on Fri Aug 26 2016, Kevin Ballard <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:

> Goddammit. I completely missed this thread, because Pipermail
> regularly decides not to deliver the swift-evolution-announce version
> of review threads (which means they bypass my inbox). Why does it do
> this? Most of the emails get delivered, but it just skips some of
> them, and I keep ending up missing review threads because of it.
> This change is going to have a HUGE impact for me. I use this sort of
> comparison _all the time_ and find it incredibly useful, and have had
> literally zero bugs caused by this. Surely I can't be the only one who
> uses this. I am not looking forward to copying & pasting a
> reimplementation of the comparison functions into every single project
> I work on.

It's very easy to write your own versions of these operators, should you
choose to keep using them.  From that standpoint, I don't see why the
impact has to be huge.


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