[swift-evolution] [Draft] Hasher & HashVisitable

Joe Groff jgroff at apple.com
Tue Mar 14 10:41:43 CDT 2017

> On Mar 13, 2017, at 8:38 AM, Vincent Esche via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> Source compatibility
> Making use of "extending protocols to conform to protocols":
> extension Hashable: HashVisitable 
> {
> func hash<H: Hasher>(_ hasher: inout
>  H) {
> self.hashValue.hash(&
> hasher)
>     }
> }

We're unlikely to add this feature soon. It seems reasonable to me to instead have `HashVisitable` refine `Hashable` and provide a default implementation of `hashValue` using a default hasher. I think we still want `Hashable` to be the currency protocol most APIs work with for performance in unspecialized code, since we could inline the visitation and hasher implementation together inside the specialized `hashValue` witness.


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