[swift-evolution] SE-184 Improved Pointers

Taylor Swift kelvin13ma at gmail.com
Tue Aug 15 23:47:04 CDT 2017

Implementation is here: https://github.com/apple/swift/pull/11464

On Sat, Aug 12, 2017 at 8:23 PM, Taylor Swift <kelvin13ma at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> <https://gist.github.com/kelvin13/5edaf43dcd3d6d9ed24f303fc941214c>
> *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/propos
>> als/0184-improved-pointers.md>
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