[swift-evolution] Synthesizing Equatable, Hashable, and Comparable for tuple types
clattner at nondot.org
Tue Nov 21 23:21:17 CST 2017
> On Nov 21, 2017, at 7:19 PM, Douglas Gregor via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Nov 21, 2017, at 3:46 PM, Tony Allevato <tony.allevato at gmail.com <mailto:tony.allevato at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> Does that mean that once structural types can conform to protocols, would the core team want to remove Optional as a nominal type and just use “T?”?
> Yes; at least, it’s a direction we’ve discussed a number of times.
>> Or has that ship sailed because of source compatibility and you just don’t want to introduce any new nominals that shadow structurals?
> typealias Optional<T> = T?
> Should address source compatibility.
Or alternatively, one could decide to make the generics system *only and forever* work on nominal types, and make the syntactic sugar just be sugar for named types like Swift.Tuple, Function, and Optional. Either design could work.
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