Hello, Swift community.
The second review of SE-0329: Clock, Instant, Duration begins now and runs through January 17th, 2022.
The first review of this proposal produced a lot of feedback from the community, resulting in the proposal being returned for revision. The author has been working on those revisions in a pitch thread. The revised proposal contains a detailed log of those changes, but to briefly summarize, the proposal no longer includes promoting
Date into the standard library, the
.minutes specifications have been removed from
Duration, some names have been improved, and some details of the protocols have been variously altered, generalized, or made more concrete.
This is the second review of this proposal. After the first review, the Core Team accepted the value of this proposal in principle and asked only for revisions to the details being proposed. Therefore, in this review, we are no longer asking for feedback about whether the problem is significant enough to warrant a change to Swift, and I've removed that question from the feedback template below.
Reviews are an important part of the Swift evolution process. All review feedback should either be on this forum thread or, if you would like to keep your feedback private, directly to the review manager. If you do email me directly, please put "SE-0329" somewhere in the subject line.
The goal of the review process is to improve the proposal under review through constructive criticism and, eventually, determine the direction of Swift. When writing your review, here are some questions you might want to answer in your review:
- What is your evaluation of the proposal?
- 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?
More information about the Swift evolution process is available at:
As always, thank you for contributing to Swift.