[swift-evolution] Removing enumerated?
ben_cohen at apple.com
Sun Feb 5 10:12:18 CST 2017
> On Feb 4, 2017, at 14:43, Dave Abrahams via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> on Fri Feb 03 2017, Ben Cohen <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>>> On Feb 3, 2017, at 3:27 PM, Dave Abrahams via swift-evolution
>>> <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>>> I don't always make zip a method, but when I do, its argument label is
>> Hmm, that doesn’t sound very natural to me.
>> Then again the problem with “zip(with:)" is it’s already kind of a
>> term of art for a version that takes a function to combine the two
>> There’s also the question of how to spell a non-truncating versions
>> (returning optionals or taking a pad value).
> Is there a use-case for such a zip?
Whenever it's not OK to not silently discard the elements in the longer list (which can be a correctness trap of zip if you're not careful). Say you're matching up contestants from two groups, but want to give byes to the unmatched contestants in the larger group. Or you're generating a list of positioned racers in a 8-car race, putting in a computer player when you run out of real players.
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