[swift-evolution] [Review] SE-0144: Allow Single Dollar Sign as a Valid Identifier
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Sat Oct 15 14:02:01 CDT 2016
> On Oct 14, 2016, at 12:59 PM, Chris Lattner via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
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-1 from me.
The library in question was exploiting a bug in the compiler. I went and checked the officially published Swift 1.0 grammar and “$” is not a valid identifier.
I’m sympathetic to the argument that the behavior shipped in three major versions but ultimately all this does is create an opportunity for cute tricks.
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