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

Jonathan S. Shapiro jonathan.s.shapiro at gmail.com
Fri Oct 21 16:35:53 CDT 2016

On Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 1:51 PM, Martin Waitz via swift-evolution <
swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:

> With the current difficulty to come up with an agreed set of identifies
> vs. operators, maybe we should really try to sidestep this issue entirely
> and study Jonathan Shapiro’s idea of using identifiers as operators.


My "operators" proposal relies on resolving what will be a symbol
identifier, so I'm afraid we can't duck this issue.

I'm writing up a revised proposal as we speak. I'm hopeful that it will
address *most* of the concerns that have been expressed here, but it adopts
a slightly different conceptual approach than the previous one - enough so
that I don't think of it as a revision.

Because of the concern that Xiaodi just raised about emojis and modifiers,
I'm going to identify that as an open issue with an "if feasible" proposed
resolution to place them in the traditional identifier space.

I hope to be able to send a link to this list in a few hours.

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