[swift-evolution] [Review] SE-0138 UnsafeBytes

gs. griotspeak at gmail.com
Sat Sep 3 08:59:19 CDT 2016


I think that 'Unsafe' is fine because the mutable variant is definitely unsafe. 

I have some audio related code that would benefit greatly from this addition so I am all for it.


> On Sep 1, 2016, at 12:10, Dave Abrahams via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> Hello Swift community,
> The review of "UnsafeBytes" begins now and runs through September
> 7th. This late addition to Swift 3 is a follow-up to SE-0107:
> UnsafeRawPointer. It addresses common use cases for UnsafeRawPointer,
> allowing developers to continue working with collections of UInt8 values,
> but now doing so via a type safe API. The UnsafeBytes API will not require 
> direct manipulation of raw pointers or reasoning about binding memory.
> The proposal is available here:
> <https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/proposals/0138-unsafebytes.md>
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