Using "=" instead of ":" for parameter values


It's probably too late to suggest, but to me it looks more logical to have "=" instead of ":" whith parameter values. For example if, function is declared as

func sampleFunction(sampleParam: Int) {

the logical call syntax (a I see it) is

sampleFunction(sampleParam = 1)

The reason: anywhere else, colon (:) is used with types, while equal(=) is actually used with values. Why wouldn't call syntax be consistent?


Swift consistently uses colons to separate tags from values. This shows up in dictionary literals, tuples with named parameters, function definition and function invocation.