[swift-evolution] [Pitch] Remove type-inference for stored property

David Sweeris davesweeris at mac.com
Sat Apr 8 01:35:05 CDT 2017

> On Apr 7, 2017, at 22:40, Pranshu Goyal via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> I agree with the sentiment of the proposal, it does add value to overall efficiency of swift and make things simpler for the swift team, but as Matthew said a blanket ban will add noise to the code. Also this particular feature is one of those niceties about swift which makes it very welcoming to new adopters.
> If some middle ground can be proposed to this problem then I think we will be making a lot of people happy.

I don't think I'd mind a flag that disables type inference for properties or something. Really, though, this seems like a linter's job to me.

Maybe the Swift manual should have a chapter about the trade-offs between code that's quick to write, quick to run, and quick to compile?

- Dave Sweeris

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