Language Design: Naming Conventions

Part 2: Conversion

Published on 2018-06-20. Last updated on 2022-06-26
Name Example Explanation
to array.toList int32Value.toFloat64[Queue]
  • implies a (potentially lossy) conversion of a value
  • result type might use Option or Result types to encode failures
as int64Value.asFloat64[Float64] stringBuffer.asByteBuffer map.asSetOfEntries setOfEntries.asMap
  • implies a verbatim reinterpretation/wrapping/viewing of a value
  • replacement for numeric "casts"