[swift-evolution] SE-0111 and Curried argument labels: Unintended Consequences
panajev at gmail.com
Tue Oct 4 16:21:31 CDT 2016
I do not think the boat has sailed. I do remember this issue being actually revisited after initial approval because of the impact it had and quite a few members in this list, myself included, thought it was not helping readability and clarity and that it was strange this came after putting so much emphasis on argument labels for methods... and rightfully so.
From what I remember Chris L. said the actual state of things is not how the final solution of the problem will look like, but that for Swift 3.0 they needed to simplify how argument labels were treated as part of the type system and short term needs won, but that the team agreed that the solution had to be revisited and solved. I will try to look for that message.
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> On 4 Oct 2016, at 17:21, Erica Sadun via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> SE-0111 established that Swift's type system would not allow function argument labels to be expressed as part of a function type. As I've been working with curried functions, I'm discovering an unintended consequence of this proposal in that it strips curried functions of their external labels and the resulting calls of their readability.
> public func projected(
> function f: @escaping (CGFloat) -> CGFloat) ->
> (_ p0: CGPoint, _ p1: CGPoint) ->
> (_ percent: CGFloat) -> CGPoint
> Calling the first level of currying still reads acceptably:
> let projectedFunction = projected(function: fToApply)
> But after that, the enforced label-less arguments mean all further semantics have to stay within the name of the assigned partially applied function symbol and all arguments must be supplied without meaning, which is not in the spirit of API guidelines or under the umbrella of Swiftiness:
> let fixedFunction = projectedFunction(p0, p1)
> let value = fixedFunction(0.2)
> There's no way to give either the line segment start and end points or the percent-of-progress arguments any labels. Further, Xcode/QuickHelp does not provide any support for documenting the roles of each curried return type.
> Could this be addressed specifically for currying or has the boat sailed forever on this topic?
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