[swift-evolution] Any consideration for directoryprivate as a compliment to fileprivate?

Derrick Ho wh1pch81n at gmail.com
Thu Dec 8 12:07:07 CST 2016

-1 we don't need any more access modifiers. We already have an excessive
amount: 5
On Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 12:55 PM Jim Malak via swift-evolution <
swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:

> Hi Tino,
> This is my first use of this forum. I certainly did not mean to cause pain
> for anyone.
> At Gonzalo's invitation I have looked over the thread for his proposal and
> I am withdrawing my request and backing his with a very heavy +1.
> The group has done an amazing job with the open source development of
> Swift. Though this email approach may cause some problems, all of you have
> advanced the language tremendously in a very short period of time.
> If I have offended anyone I ask their forgiveness. Since you mentioned it
> I will state that the Xcode approach to project groups is one that I have
> yet to understand the merit of.
> Gonzalo: please let me know how I can assist you.
> - Jim
> _____________________________
> From: Tino Heth <2th at gmx.de>
> Sent: Thursday, December 8, 2016 12:08 PM
> Subject: Re: [swift-evolution] Any consideration for directoryprivate as a
> compliment to fileprivate?
> To: Jim Malak <jim.malak at beryle-lee.com>
> Cc: <swift-evolution at swift.org>
> I guess it's just coincidence, but this thread about "directoryprivate"
> did start while the thread about "typeprivate" (which ended up as a general
> discussion) is fading away without real results…
> To me, this looks like an indication for two* things:
> a) Access levels are broken** in Swift 3
> b) The tool used for discussion (mailing list) is broken** as well
> Right now, I'm in the mood to write a rant about b) (that might change
> until I have time to do so ;-), but returning back to topic, I really don't
> think adding more and more levels with more and more magic words is a bad
> idea.
> Additionally, "directoryprivate" will be really painful due to the way
> Xcode deals with the filesystem (although that might be an argument for
> adding it, as imho Xcode needs improvement in this aspect anyways ;-)
> - Tino
> * three things to be honest; but the last one would be to controversial
> for a half sentence without explanation
> ** actually, I think "broken" is way to hard — but judging from past
> experience, I come to the sad conclusion that provoking statements are
> better to drive discussion ;-)
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