[swift-evolution] SE-184 Improved Pointers

Taylor Swift kelvin13ma at gmail.com
Sat Aug 12 19:23:54 CDT 2017

I’ve revised the proposal based on what I learned from trying to implement
these changes. I think it’s worth tacking the existing methods that take
Sequences at the same time as this actually makes the design a bit simpler.

*The previous version
<https://gist.github.com/kelvin13/1b8ae906be23dff22f7a7c4767f0c907> of this
document ignored the generic initialization methods on
UnsafeMutableBufferPointer and UnsafeMutableRawBufferPointer, leaving them
to be overhauled at a later date, in a separate proposal. Instead, this
version of the proposal leverages those existing methods to inform a more
compact API design which has less surface area, and is more future-proof
since it obviates the need to design and add another (redundant) set of
protocol-oriented pointer APIs later.*

On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 12:52 PM, Taylor Swift <kelvin13ma at gmail.com> wrote:

> Since Swift 5 just got opened up for proposals, SE-184 Improved Pointers
> is ready for community review, and I encourage everyone to look it over and
> provide feedback. Thank you!
> <https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/
> proposals/0184-improved-pointers.md>
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