[swift-evolution] [Proposal] Refining Identifier and Operator Symbology

Jonathan S. Shapiro jonathan.s.shapiro at gmail.com
Thu Oct 20 10:23:38 CDT 2016

On Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 8:18 AM, Erica Sadun via swift-evolution <
swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:

> I fully agree. It’s hella presumptuous to decide that I’m not allowed to
> express whimsy, frustration, humor, or any other emotions in my code. Or to
> tell an 8 year old using Playgrounds on the iPad that he/she can’t name a
> variable 🐷 purely because they find it *funny*. We don’t have to squash
> the joy out of *everything*.
> Russ
> The problem isn't whimsy so much as it's selecting the right set. If you
> can point to a standard (or create one) that provides a good set, which
> does not introduce the issues described in the proposal, that would be a
> great starting step for adapting the proposed approach. The same goes for
> the mathematical operators.

The noun/verb distinction was clarifying for me in regards to operators. Is
there a similar human-factors distinction we can identify for emojis that
might usefully inform this part of the discussion?

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