[swift-evolution] Pitch: Improved Swift pointers
dabrahams at apple.com
Sat Sep 9 12:19:22 CDT 2017
on Wed Aug 09 2017, Xiaodi Wu
<swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 8:22 PM, Brent Royal-Gordon via
> swift-evolution <
> swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>> On Jul 19, 2017, at 11:21 AM, Taylor Swift via swift-evolution
>> < swift-evolution at swift.org>
>> What about `value:`?
>> `ptr.initialize(value: value)` `ptr.initialize(value: value,
>> count: 13)` `ptr.initialize(as: UInt16.self, at: 0, value:
>> value, count: 13)`
>> Doesn't read as a sentence. Consider how "initialize to 3"
>> sounds different from "initialize value 3".
>> Personally, I'd go with:
>> ptr.initialize(to: value) ptr.initialize(to: value,
>> repeatCount: 3)
>> (Or just `repeat`/`repeating` if you don't feel like you need
>> the word "count" to disambiguate.)
> Per Swift API naming guidelines, initializers don't have to read
> as sentences IIRC, and I'd be inclined to grant a function named
> `initialize(_:)` the same courtesy.
I know it's late to chime in here, but: that's not an initializer.
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