[swift-evolution] History and future of Swift's parentheses

David Sweeris davesweeris at mac.com
Fri Jun 9 15:07:40 CDT 2017

> On Jun 9, 2017, at 8:12 AM, Gor Gyolchanyan via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>> So I wonder if any of you have had any thoughts about what Swift's parentheses-related future (or evolutionary baggage) will be?
> I really wish swift used the concept of tuples **exclusively** for all purposes that involve parentheses, as well as dividing tuples into two categories:
> - Bare tuples, which do not have labels.
> - Rich tuples, which do.
> As a consequence, here's a list of statements that would become true:
> - All functions take exactly one parameter, which is a tuple.

That’s what we used to do. It caused problems with other language features (“inout" and “variadic" parameters were the two big ones, IIRC).

- Dave Sweeris

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