[swift-evolution] [Pitch][Bug?] Test for Anti-Conformance During Generics

Daryle Walker darylew at mac.com
Mon Jul 31 00:33:23 CDT 2017

> On Jul 31, 2017, at 1:19 AM, Xiaodi Wu <xiaodi.wu at gmail.com> wrote:
> Daryle, this discussion has indeed taken place before. One good place to start is the Google result for "swift evolution non-conformance".

I added SR-5589, to request a counter protocol to AnyObject.

> On Sun, Jul 30, 2017 at 5:30 PM, Daryle Walker via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org <mailto:swift-evolution at swift.org>> wrote:
> > On Jul 30, 2017, at 5:03 PM, Tino Heth <2th at gmx.de <mailto:2th at gmx.de>> wrote:
> >
> >> [Apologies if this is in Swift 4 already.]
> >>
> >> We can have generic parameters match a protocol. But I have an idea in my head that involves the type NOT conforming to a protocol. I don’t think we have a way currently to work with this.
> > Why do you want that?
> > When something conforms, you know that you can call the methods of the protocol, but without conformance, you can't do anything that's not possible using "is".
> > Also:
> > Don't forget retroactive conformance — you can never rely on non-conformance.
> I forgot about that last part. But my idea still has merit, due to why I desired it in the first place.
> The “AnyObject” protocol is marked on all class types. All class types conform to it, and it’s illegal (as I understand it) to put on a type that isn’t already a class. I have been working on a “strong type-alias” proposal, and it has a similar protocol. And I came up with ideas that depend on a type NOT being a strong type-alias. That’s what prompted the post. Note that these protocols cannot be retroactively applied, so negation has merit.
> Since there’s a limited number of them, a better solution could be to add a “NeverAnObject” protocol that’s automatically slapped onto non-class types (and cannot be added onto class types). And like “AnyObject,” it can be a base protocol, but this time it forces the conforming protocol to not be for classes.

Daryle Walker
Mac, Internet, and Video Game Junkie
darylew AT mac DOT com 

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