[swift-evolution] SE-163: String Revision: Collection Conformance, C Interop, Transcoding
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Wed Apr 5 15:27:27 CDT 2017
On Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 1:39 PM, John McCall via swift-evolution <
swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> Hello, Swift community!
> The review of "SE-163: String Revision: Collection Conformance, C Interop,
> Transcoding" begins now and runs through next Tuesday, April 11th. The
> proposal is available here:
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> Proposal link: https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/
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> *What goes into a review?*
> The goal of the review process is to improve the proposal under review
> through constructive criticism and, eventually, determine the direction of
> Swift. When writing your review, here are some questions you might want to
> answer in your review:
> • What is your evaluation of the proposal?
+1. This is a good start for the String overhaul.
> • Is the problem being addressed significant enough to warrant a change to
> • Does this proposal fit well with the feel and direction of Swift?
I continue to want to nitpick the nouning of the verb "parse." I can agree
that it's not a "ParsedResult" because not all instances will have a
result. But it certainly is a "ParsingResult" and not a "ParseResult"
because parse really isn't a noun. That is all.
(Personally, I would be happy with either "StringProtocol" or "Unicode." If
the Collection-ness of the protocol is important, "UnicodeCollection" might
allay some people's fears that "Unicode" is a funny-sounding protocol name.)
> • If you have used other languages or libraries with a similar feature,
> how do you feel that this proposal compares to those?
I absolutely love that Swift is Unicode-correct by default. In this
respect, Swift is already ahead of other languages. The lack of Collection
conformance is a pain point, and this proposal addresses that head-on.
> • How much effort did you put into your review? A glance, a quick reading,
> or an in-depth study?
A moderate amount of effort; previously, a greater amount of effort.
Also, clearly more effort than the review manager, since the last link is
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> John McCall
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