[swift-evolution] Change default compiler fix for not-unwrapped Optional from ! To ?

Félix Cloutier felixcca at yahoo.ca
Fri Jul 14 00:14:34 CDT 2017

How should the fix-it transform the following code to make it valid?

func foo(bar: String) -> Int
func frob() -> String?

func qaz() -> Int {
	return foo(bar: frob()) // frob() is optional, insert a ! to fix

> Le 13 juil. 2017 à 21:36, Robert Bennett via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> a écrit :
> When writing Swift code, it is not uncommon to forget to unwrap optionals. The compiler will offer a fixit, telling you you must insert either a ? or a !. However, when you accept the fixit, ! is inserted (at least, it is for me in Xcode 8.3).
> Ideally the fixit would default to ? because this is the preferred option; ! is often a sign of non-Swifty code and does not interact well with idiomatic Swift constructs such as if-let-(as?), guard-let-(as?)-else, etc. Also I think it’s safe to say that fixits should not err on the side of crashing at runtime.
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