The second review of SE-0270: Add Collection Operations on Noncontiguous Elements begins now and runs through December 19th, 2019. The previous review is here. I have taken over as review manager to give Dave Abrahams more flexibility to participate in the review.
The proposal was returned for revision in order to investigate splitting it into smaller pieces. Nate Cook, the proposal author, has chosen to make several revisions, the most significant of which is to remove several sets of methods; you can see the raw difference here. The Core Team has elected to run a review of the proposal as revised rather than sending it back into the pitch phase.
It sometimes happens with re-reviews that the Core Team has substantively approved parts of the proposal and is asking the community to provide feedback on specific revisions. That is not the case here because the Core Team did not feel like it received a strong signal on the core proposal. Accordingly, please consider this to be a de novo review and provide feedback on the full proposal.
Reviews are an important part of the Swift evolution process. All review feedback should be either on this forum thread or, if you would like to keep your feedback private, directly to me as the review manager via email or direct message on the forums. If you send me email, please put "SE-0270" somewhere in the subject line.
What goes into a review of a proposal?
The goal of the review process is to improve the proposal under review through constructive criticism and, eventually, determine the direction of Swift.
When reviewing a proposal, here are some questions to consider:
- What is your evaluation of the proposal?
- Is the problem being addressed significant enough to warrant a change to Swift?
- Does this proposal fit well with the feel and direction of Swift?
- If you have used other languages or libraries with a similar feature, how do you feel that this proposal compares to those?
- How much effort did you put into your review? A glance, a quick reading, or an in-depth study?
As always, thank you for contributing to Swift.