[swift-evolution] Support for a KeyCodingStrategy option in JSONEncoder and JSONDecoder

Eagle Offshore eagleoffshore at mac.com
Tue Oct 24 00:43:46 CDT 2017

> On Oct 23, 2017, at 3:19 AM, Mike Kluev via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> having Codable does not contradict having introspection / reflection. 

But we don't have general introspection/reflection/dynamic invocation.  Which would have been a more worthwhile thing to spend time on as it enables many more features.

> general (or shall we say custom) approaches that use introspection / reflection tend to work much slower (from Objective-C experience). i have no data if Codable is performant in these regards but at least it has a potential to be more optimal than a general solution based on introspection / reflection.

Performance is at the very bottom of my list of things I care about - especially with regard to JSON processing or other format translations where the program is IO bound.

My Objective C KVC based mapper to SQLite was incredibly performant with mapkit when I was mapping thousands of pins stored in a very large local database.  Performance, as an argument against flexibility, is completely unpersuasive.

Stuff is much more than fast enough in the application domain. 
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