[swift-evolution] [Proposal] Change Void meaning

David Sweeris davesweeris at mac.com
Mon Jun 12 12:57:43 CDT 2017

> On Jun 12, 2017, at 10:44, Jérémie Girault via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> Void was the empty tuple because arguments were tuples. So no arguments meant empty tuple.
> If we consider the empty tuple to be an argument, then the type for the type of empty tuple should be `Unit`
> Void, however, seem naturally fitted for the absence of argument.
> Should `func foo(Void)` be different from `func foo()`? I don’t think so. But different from `func foo(Unit)` ? Yes !
To me, "Unit" is used like "a unit of length", "a unit of time", etc. I've not come across it being used as analog for something like the empty tuple.

- Dave Sweeris
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