[swift-evolution] Import Conditionals
allings at icloud.com
Mon Oct 17 18:07:51 CDT 2016
Yeah I saw that thread. I think (a) this is a better solution and (b) this is applicable for use cases other than specifically Glibc/Darwin.
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> On Oct 17, 2016, at 19:01, Saagar Jha <saagar at saagarjha.com> wrote:
> I believe there was a draft to merge all the "Libc" modules; let me see if I can find that.
>> On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 3:06 PM Sean Alling via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>> In an effort to both (1) reduce boilerplate code, and (2) promote cross-platform reusability I propose that we implement the following Import Conditional Operators:
>> `||` and `&&`
>> Currently, import conditionals must be implemented like so:
>> #if os(Linux) || os(FreeBSD)
>> import Glibc
>> import Darwin
>> With import conditional operators this would be condensed to:
>> import Glibc || Darwin
>> The first library/framework (Glibc) would be imported if found and the the second (Darwin) only in the event the first should fail.
>> Other Caveats:
>> (A) — we could limit this to one conditional operator per import line OR we could implement order of operations. Obviously, there are tradeoffs of both that we should discuss.
>> (B) — if-conditional statements currently explicitly show the import conditions (i.e., os(Linux) || os(FreeBSD)) this would be a detriment to this new feature. I would argue that the reduction of boilerplate code would in itself be worth this abstraction.
>> Sean Alling
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