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

Goffredo Marocchi panajev at gmail.com
Sat Apr 8 02:14:16 CDT 2017

Type inference sounds nice initially then you face the costs in compilation time and reduced ability to debug and reason about the code months after the fact... and you start to rethink things (not every programmer keeps maintainability over pretty smart haiku code).

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> On 8 Apr 2017, at 07:35, David Sweeris via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>> 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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