[swift-evolution] [Discussion] Generic protocols

Daniel Leping daniel at crossroadlabs.xyz
Fri Dec 2 11:25:38 CST 2016

Aren't protocols generic already using associatedtype?

Also, what I really would like to have is generic associatedtype. Basically
to work the very same way as typealias.

Another nice to have feature might be having a possibility to add the same
generic protocol several times with different type associated. It might be
a bad C++ habit, though. Still I really miss it sometimes :)

What else is missing for me is possibility to declare a var or return type
by generic protocol. Have to create a specific class all the time which is
a big pain.

On Fri, 2 Dec 2016 at 18:36 Adrian Zubarev via swift-evolution <
swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:

> Hi there, I wanted to ask if we need generic protocols in stage one or is
> it something for stage two? I literally bumped into a corner where I need
> them to write a nice and type safe API.
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