And if two APIs that share the same compound name. For example, conversion from Int8 to Int64 is value Not Swifty? object, name the nonmutating variant using the verb’s present So, if you notice, this code is completely filled with global variables and global functions. Now you'll get a warning with a Fix-it to fix up the names so you can be sure that your method will be called properly. Names used for closure parameters should be chosen like Also, in Swift 3 NSCalendar, it's now just known as Calendar. So, remove item ted from the list of friends. Embrace precedent. Now, method names will get you a long way towards a Swifty API, but this doesn't quite go far enough. of a small Swift app called Lister we've been shipping. Let's read this out remove at the position of former friend. So all of the information you need to understand those APIs. Notice how we've clarified the behavior of the API by putting, in this first argument label to describe the relationship. All of your Objective-C APIs are available in Swift. or something that is clear and easy to read? Remember earlier when we created a new calendar identifier type? So we can just say, remove(ted) from the list of friends. * Swift API Design guidelines - "Omit needless words" * e.g. When evaluating a design, reading a declaration is seldom sufficient; always examine a use case to make sure it looks clear in context. And we use argument labels in order to clarify the roles of the parameter. We hope you enjoy these new APIs. This is what we jokingly refer to as stringly-typed API. In the new Swift API design guidelines, the commonly-used Type suffix for protocols is being dropped. This repository is part of the Swift 3 API Design Guidelines effort, which helps evaluate the effects of applying the Swift API Design Guidelines to Objective-C APIs through improvements to Swift's Clang importer. I'm here with my colleague Michael Ilseman. that commonly appear as all upper case in American English should be Now, when the "ed" rule doesn't apply, the "ing" rule generally does. or a fundamental type such Int or String, type information and And so we set off to design the API Design Guidelines to try to codify what it is to build a Swifty API and help everyone build more consistent, more clear APIs within this language that we love. And these APIs have to meld with the character of the language. The design guidelines now state:. To find out more about these value types, visit, What's New in Foundation for Swift later today. Because what is your mind doing as you're reading through this verbose code? Parameters without defaults are usually more You can look at the generated interface. Right? But a typedef, it's just a type alias. Give me the document directory appending this particular, So these rules, and many, many more, are described on Swift.org. Our global functions are now methods. This is actually a principle of the Swift language itself. I'm going to focus on Core Graphics. Instead, strive to choose a name that expresses the Everything's different." So, let's focus on the use site. So it's a little bit of English grammar here. As a Swift programmer, most of the time you don't need to care. And in this bunch of code we actually have verbosity that's not needed in Swift. and produces the Objective-C name for that method. You may have a mixed project with Objective-C code in it that needs to refer to the names in your Swift code. But in Swift 3 we support full compound naming. should be named using the suffixes able, ible, or ing Otherwise, if the first argument forms part of a grammatical That is, other modules may want to define their own. x.removeBoxes(havingLength: 12). Int64(someUInt32). So for these cases, you can use the @objc attribute. So maybe the problem is that we should stop trying, to get these innocuous sort of general words in there, But moreover, if I do this, if I try to get really specific, And now there's one conceptual API of just removing an item, from a collection has different names throughout the, It's harder to recognize that actually we're talking. , /// - **Parameter terminator**: text to be printed Parameters section, /// at the end. Optionally, continue with one or more paragraphs and bullet Focus on the summary; it’s the most important part. We're not making effective use of the first parameter labels, first argument labels. This is also known as, "Oh, no! That said, concise code does happen in Swift. Now, selectors aren't the only sort of stringly type thing we have when talking about Objective-C method names. So it's just actively wrong. So we ask for X reversed. And at Apple, we're not big fans of leaks. that we really want the use sites to read grammatically. Omit all labels when arguments can’t be usefully distinguished, and how they work is there in the contextual information. Although Swift code can be compact, it is a non-goal to enable the smallest possible code with the fewest characters. then you're missing critical information that you need, is when you're reading code and you find yourself jumping. You can get a sense of what the types are just by reading the APIs. concise. to the Swift 3 names and the Swift 3 syntax. might grasp the meaning of List more easily. Protocols that describe what something is should read as So, in Swift, a function name is comprised of so-called base name, which here is remove in both of these APIs, as well as all of the argument labels for the arguments. Let's talk a little bit more about naming before we move on. So I'm going to start with what you get for free automatically. Because good design makes us more productive. It's okay. What is that? Well, for that, we revisit our friend NS Swift Name. all the things you don't need because they're redundant. So we're looking for this sort sweet spot in the middle. And if they do, they will also be imported as static properties on an extension of this struct. These are new guidelines we're introducing with Swift 3. Popular development That's fine. appear at first to be sharply distinct. updating an instance in-place. For example, consider a method that removes the element at a I can't banish a Boolean constant to anywhere. And so that doesn't really fix the problem here. And so, in Swift 3 we're also introducing #keyPath. pattern of use where methods are invoked. understand all of them, and occasional surprising relationships—for Everyone is an API designer. period. Depending on the API product you are trying to access, you will be using one of the two types of OAuth, Password Grant Type or JWT Bearer Token Grant Type.Check the securitySchemes defined in the … Well, that's probably not right, because we're probably using value types here anyway. These names have In 2000, Roy Fielding proposed Representational State Transfer (REST) as an architectural approach to designing web services. It's a compound made up of elements. It came from Objective-C. There's the word item that's part of our name. that you don't write nonsensical code and again, And so the strong static type system is making sure, that the argument you passed to remove is an element. And the answer comes down to the character of the language. Describe what a function or method does and what it describes a parameter’s role rather than its type. Well, we all know why this API is like this. This is not a use case. first argument label, e.g. In initializers that perform value preserving type conversions, omit the that the protocol name is the role, avoid collision by appending we apply what we like to call the ed/ing rule. That means you don't have to worry about the Objective-C names. But I've made my first mistake. O(1). API Design Guidelines. to enable the smallest possible code with the fewest characters. The Standards Developer kit (SDK) provides a coherent set of electronic Standards resources designed to ease the implementation of ISO standards using up-to-date technology.. questions will be rewarded. but fundamentally it's driven by heuristics. of that delegate method you want to implement. And we've been pretending not to notice it. That is, when the compiler sees myArtist.Name it maps it directly to the corresponding C function without calling any wrappers or intermediaries or overlays. Let's dive into these principles a little bit more and look at some APIs. meaning or when they operate in distinct domains. So we use TypeName.Init and provide argument labels in order to tell the Swift compiler that this should really just be an initializer. Swift 3 introduces new API Design Guidelines specifically crafted to the unique character of Swift for clear, concise code. It's a new name for an old type. name its mutating counterpart. Name variables, parameters, and associated types according to That makes it harder to understand. Do you care about some mathematical terseness or something that is clear and easy to read? Basically every Swift file in the entire project is changed by the transition from Swift 2 to Swift 3. as well. And we will be focusing on the Swift use site and improving the Swift use site. element equal to x, rather than using x to indicate the at the documentation for it a couple of times. Swift code is compact compared to Objective-c, but that is not a goal in API Design. these are now initializers with argument labels. ones, are effectively terms-of-art, because understanding depends on So, we're going to talk through what that means for your code. It's stating that this argument here will become a child. We'll take this little API here that adds a child view at some particular point within some main view. So today I'm going to show you how you can take control of the situation and give your Swift users the APIs they deserve. And it describes the relationship of the argument to the actual operation of removing boxes. So, there's a lot of change here. Often, an API can be completely understood from its declaration and argument labels means the first argument will I'll kick it off by starting myself next time. /// - **Parameter separator**: text to be printed , /// between items. And so when you have one of these prepositional phrases, if you essentially can't form a grammatical phrase. Does it skew toward safety, performance? Previous message: [swift-evolution] [Review] SE-0023 API Design Guidelines Next message: [swift-evolution] [Review] SE-0023 API Design Guidelines Messages sorted by: I’m not committed one way or another on particular style, as long as it is either consistent or there is a clear line drawn. The SWIFT Standards group … And so now CGContextFillPath is now just the method fill path. Swift has matured significantly in the years since this answer was written. We can append a path component to it. All you can do is make other code more verbose or less clear. given position within a collection. Begin with a summary that describes the entity being declared. ambiguities in the presence of type inference. And then refer to an Objective-C property. These are new guidelines we're introducing with Swift 3. A goal for Swift is for code to share a uniform standard for the programmer’s user experience, much of which is defined by the names and idioms that appear in APIs. Now, when you're coming up with first argument labels, again. for a different language with a different character. Well, it's going to be a CGPoint. Yes! And we've eliminated a bunch of words, which might put you. And that's every bit as true whether you're writing your API for a million other developers or just for yourself inside your own app. There's the word item that's part of our name. As a Swift programmer, most of the time you don't need to care. It has optionals, so you have to consider the possibility of nil everywhere. That's really important information for understanding what this API does. This is why in Swift 2.2 we introduced #selector. The following would be grammatical but would express the wrong Prefer to name the nonmutating variant using the verb’s past the answer is just an option click away inside Xcode. So in this case, we have two methods. The compiler will get it right. The main principles of the Swift API design guidelines are. And any global variables of this type will get imported. this a tedious process of ferreting out minor differences in And the types are there. to consider the possibility of nil everywhere. Those without side-effects should read as noun phrases, have been named differently: Lastly, avoid “overloading on return type” because it causes Use the special argument label self in order. Brevity in Swift code, where it occurs, is a side-effect of the It is a powerful API. But other than the name of this global variable, nothing really tells you that this a very specific string meant for a very specific API. Especially when a parameter type is NSObject, Any, AnyObject, And the compiler will take what's on the left of the dot and plug it into the appropriate parameter position as denoted by the special argument label self. So let's look at another API and try to talk about when a word actually is needed to help describe an argument. I'm here and I have a nice big name." Acronyms and initialisms In “narrowing” type conversions, though, a label that describes about that particular change to the Swift language. So these rules, and many, many more, are described on Swift.org as part of the API Design Guidelines document. And that includes the base name of the method as well as the argument label. have a label unless the call is performing a So slightly different APIs have different names. And we had this for our example here of remove(ted). But Grand Central Dispatch has had its own Great Renaming using many of these same techniques I presented today. And these wonderful APIs we use. The only reason to use a technical term rather than a more common are used only in special cases: When the function is an unconstrained generic: When function syntax is part of the established domain notation: Follow case conventions. And we've eliminated a bunch of words, which might put you in the mind that what we're looking for is terse code. OAuth 2.0 is an industry standard used to protect access to APIs. That reads well. monomorphism, i.e. And we see it in actual metrics when we talk about apps. When the first argument forms part of a To decide among them, a user needs to But essentially it's withLabel. They can always be expanded in the future if experience deems it necessary but I'd rather have people actually read and use the document than be put off by length and complexity. between this string literal, which is super easy to mistype. And of course, the Swift use site, it just calls it like a method. If you were to do something truly inadvisable, like for example, try to remove caffeine from your list, of friends, you're going to get an error message. But what if you're an Objective-C developer or are working with a mixed project? I agree with the general spirit of the guidelines and I think they cover the most important points. Swift, which is now open source, is constantly evolving and version 3 brings major changes. In particular, omit words that But the vast majority of times that your API matters, the number of times it's seen, it's going to be in the context of a whole lot of other code. Now, neither of these functions are too complicated. with Fix-its to update your code so you can get moving faster. When the operation is naturally described by a noun, use the So why focus on the use sites? So, automatic inference is great and all. Maybe ask your Swift compiler friends on Twitter or something. So we can just say, remove(ted) from the list of friends. [swift-evolution] [Review] SE-0023 API Design Guidelines Douglas Gregor dgregor at apple.com Sun Jan 24 00:39:16 CST 2016. in Swift 2 is going to change in some sense in Swift 3. And the importer will create you the new type around this. The code is clearer. For more information, visit the page for this site at developer.apple.com and check out Swift.org, the homepage of the open source Swift project where you can see all of the Swift evolution. And so, when you bring all of these APIs that were written. verticalPositionOnUnitCircleAtOriginOfEndOfRadiusWithAngle(x). Write a documentation comment like A and B and C for all the variables. You get to refer to a dotted sequence of property accesses. And we translate it back. that have been ported into Swift and written in Swift. continuity with the first argument. And that corresponds to the mutating form. Makes sure it's exposed to Objective-C, and computes the correct name. Now, NS Swift Name has been around since Swift 2. Talk through some of them to try to get a sense of how to build great Swift APIs. of Objective-C method names you can actually compute. Actually, now that I look at this, I think this code can even simpler. It's establishing hierarchy. Names of types and protocols are appear in your API. But their argument labels are different because they do different things. Highly recommend that you read them and try, they're not interesting unless they actually are, Which is the application of these guidelines, to the Swift Standard Library, to the Cocoa, and Cocoa Touch APIs as well as targeted improvements to APIs. Brevity in Swift code, … easily found by a web search. Below that the generated Swift interface. Terms of art are an essential communication tool, but should only be And we say dismiss(true). of this particular API Design Guidelines is. So, how will this API look if we were going to design this fresh in Swift 3? You take a look at Swift code, and it's instantly recognizable. It's trying to filter out all of this extra noise. excellent documentation comments consist of nothing more than a And it describes the relationship of the argument. functionality in simple terms, you may have designed the wrong API. SWIFT OAuth Token API is used to issue tokens needed to access other SWIFT API products. In this case, the act of writing the documentation comment You can prefix a Swift name with getter or setter in order to tell the compiler to import this function as a computed property getter or setter. x.distance(to: y), i.successor(). Now, the other end of the spectrum is also not good. And of course -- hold your applause -- and of course CGContextAddPath, ContextPath and all of the other crazy redundant stuff, they're now methods. And here what we like to call -- we apply what we like to call the ed/ing rule. While this is easy to do for protocols that are stand-alone ( SequenceType becomes Sequence ), I'm not sure how to update my APIs in which a protocol provides the base for an implementation. Because fundamentally these are the same operation. elements to add information beyond the summary, whenever can be expanded individually. That's the Swift evolution proposal number that contains all of the API Design Guidelines. position of the element to remove. But it's more than the syntax. /// Returns `true` iff `self` contains an element equal to. You would probably align that type information and let the static type trebicore do it for you leading to more concise code that you can still read through just as well. takes a transform and rotates it about a given offset. Has one name that's appropriate for Objective-C and one name that's appropriate for Swift. You just pass in the argument label setter or getter. prepositional phrase, Even though That's a whole lot of what and how. And the importer will create you the new type around this. Well, we know from the static type system. People often assume that property access involves no You can't fix this bad code with your API alone. So, when you name a method, name it based on its side effects. Here at the top I have this C definition. And you can see Swift rendering an opinion. So I'm going to start with what you get for free automatically in the Swift 3 compiler. to understand what works well in Swift code. You make some minor mistake in the name of that delegate method you want to implement. And last, we looked at the new functionality, in the Swift compiler so that you can have your own, For more information, visit the page for this site, at developer.apple.com and check out Swift.org, the homepage, of the open source Swift project where you can see all, But Grand Central Dispatch has had its own Great Renaming using. And that includes the base name of the method as well. Go ahead and take a moment. #fileID saves space and protects developers’ privacy. Any, You can also import as an instance member. Use recognized API Design Guidelines in Swift. These are actions taken. Has one name that's appropriate for Objective-C. and one name that's appropriate for Swift. e.g. look up this proposal number to see more information. And also, there are new value types such as URL that bridge to NSURL. if it'd help your understanding, of course. Note also that arguments with default values can be omitted, and The Swift API Design Guidelines is like an instruction manual for how to craft the “words” in your code: how you name variables, parameters, method names. Compiler validates that these are actually Objective-C properties, gets the right names. I can't banish a Boolean constant to anywhere. It tells you how to interweave the words in your code with the surrounding documentation. Label tuple members and name closure parameters where they Many It takes in the name of a Swift method and produces the Objective-C name for that method. But they differ basically in how they treat their argument. This API is going to take CGPoints. their roles, rather than their type constraints. which is painfully global, is now a member. Because every programing language has its own, Do you care about some mathematical terseness. as part of the API Design Guidelines document. start with the following keywords: Include all the words needed to avoid ambiguity for a person e.g. And so the goal of your API isn't to stand up and say, "Hello! Copyright © 2021 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. If you were to do something truly inadvisable, like for example, try to remove caffeine from your list of friends, you're going to get an error message from the compiler telling you that that doesn't make sense. Read it out. So we round out the set of Objective-C method names you can actually compute. Question or problem with Swift language programming: In the new Swift API design guidelines, the commonly-used Type suffix for protocols is being dropped. It's wrong. This API would be better: Occasionally, repeating type information is necessary to avoid And if they do, they will also be imported as static properties, Now, behind the scenes the Swift compiler will map this directly, meaning that there's no extra overhead or boxing. So, automatic inference is great and all, but fundamentally it's driven by heuristics. That said, concise code does happen in Swift. Omit needless words. participle, by If we look at, say, the API that removed something in a particular position. And the second function traces a path in red. So I'm going to put up a bunch of code here. And these APIs were designed based on the coding guidelines for Cocoa. But in essence, this is why two years in to having Swift. Don’t surprise an expert: anyone already familiar with the term To eliminate the ambiguity, name the second overload more Good API design is always focused on the use site. Remove position of former friend from the collection. How can we make it feel Swifty? And verbose code actually hurts clarity. So we use TypeName.Init and provide argument labels in order. But I just want to look at how does this look? The first argument label breaks it up so that it reads well, and it's clear that what we're dismissing is the actual, There are a couple of other rules you can read, But essentially you still will omit first argument labels, And these are cases where in the API it reads well, to just have the argument there, insert michael. Now we have the non-mutating form. But in Swift 3 we support full compound naming. Now, the Swift 3 migrator is a great tool. Now, you can overload based on type information. Verbosity hurts readability. And because the type context is clearer, we can even omit the type name. And the second function traces a path in red. Now, method names will get you a long way towards a Swifty API, Here I have some simple code that's creating a standard. And so these two related APIs, they share the same base name, of remove because they're in this method family of operations. Compiler validates that these are actually Objective-C, And then produces the string that we pass. sentences. and a different global function to set a new name. so when we import them we just change a few strings, Now, Core Graphics is a very popular API that's used. But really what's interesting is that these Cocoa APIs you may have been using for a very long time, the APIs are the same, but now a given API has two different names. e.g. noun for the nonmutating method and apply the “form” prefix to And we will be focusing on the Swift use site, So we add NS Swift Name and we use typename.membername in order, to tell the Swift compiler that kCGColorWhite should be imported, And of course, the Swift use site can now use the properly. It's just restating information that's already, in the strong static type system that will be enforced. And yes, I know this bug is shallow and a developer would catch it right away. for a very long time, the APIs are the same. And how to deal with it. Swift code does tend to be more concise. They're just overloaded on different types for convenience. Okay. And these are cases where in the API it reads well to just have the argument there, insert michael at the start index of friends. But the fact that this API came from Objective-C, that's an implementation detail. And you can't provide anything other than a CGPoint here. expressivity. You can't just ignore that this possibility exists. We don't need that extra variable result. What else do we have? And you can't provide anything other than a CGPoint here. And the answer comes down to the character of the language. And every now and then you want to specify your own name. What's New in Foundation for Swift later today. But other than the name of this global variable. value of the source results in a difference in the value of the Swift 3 has improvements to how Objective-C APIs are imported. used repeatedly. Streaming is available in most browsers, and in the WWDC app. Now, we could try adding a typedef to try and hint at our intent. Of these two, the variable ted is the actual better descriptor, As you're reading this call in context, you know what. Equatable, ProgressReporting).. I talked a little bit about the scale of the Grand Renaming. So the Swift 3 migrator is going to Swift 2 code and migrate it. that sidebar is going to be a view of some sort. But the fact that a user of this API has to remember what it is and it's not a valid string to use here, that's an unnecessary cognitive burden. Swift 3 introduces new API Design Guidelines specifically crafted to the unique character of Swift for clear, concise code. Now, let's look at a very related API. So here we might say, okay, we have the friends collection. For example, if you're wiring up target action. Now, one of the reasons this works so beautifully in Swift is that it has a strong static type system to make sure that you don't write nonsensical code and again, interpret it in the wrong way. There are no official guidelines defined for the same. to make a new wrapper type around your string. Anything that can be exposed to Objective-C from Swift, The Swift language itself abstracts away the need to worry, and yet it gives you the control you need for those times. So that's a lot about Swift. So in Swift 3 we introduced a new attribute just, through NS Extensible String Enum when you wish. CGColorCreateGenericRGB as well as all of the other many, many different ways to create colors, these are now initializers with argument labels. Well, we know from the static type system that sidebar is going to be a view of some sort. e.g. And in this bunch of code we actually have verbosity that's. It is better to name a contiguous data structure Array than to You can also use NS Swift Name in order to nest types. And we see it in actual metrics when we talk about apps that have been ported into Swift and written in Swift. Here I want to remove element caffeine from a list of organic compounds. . Now, with Objective-C, the APIs were already object-oriented. And so this is extra information that's coming along. If you have code that is too terse, then you're missing critical information that you need to understand that code. Now, when you're focusing on use cases, resist the temptation to optimize for bad code. Name functions and methods according to their side-effects. We told it to append this. Below that the generated Swift interface. So we add NS Swift Name and we use typename.membername in order to tell the Swift compiler that kCGColorWhite should be imported as the static property white on CGColor. Swift 3 has improvements to how Objective-C APIs are imported. Now, this Grand Renaming is going to affect a lot of your code. min(number1, number2), zip(sequence1, sequence2). But for now, let's talk about the guidelines themselves. x.isEmpty, Using a single method with Default arguments improve readability by great summary. 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