Not “fundamentally” incompatible:

var stderr = FileHandle.standardError
/* Conform FileHandle to TextOutputStream */
print("foo", to: &stderr)


On Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 01:39 Brent Royal-Gordon <br...@architechies.com>
wrote:

> On Aug 17, 2017, at 8:20 PM, Xiaodi Wu via swift-evolution <
> swift-evolution@swift.org> wrote:
>
> * stderr should go wherever stdin and stdout go. Since it’d be silly for
>> a function like `print(_:separator:terminator:)` or `
>> readLine(strippingNewline:)` to live anywhere but the standard library,
>> then it stands to reason that the stderr version should also live in the
>> standard library.
>>
>
> FWIW, FileHandle.standardInput, FileHandle.standardError,
> FileHandle.standardOutput, and FileHandle.nullDevice all live in Foundation.
>
>
> And, since they're read-only, are fundamentally incompatible with
> `print(…to:)`, which requires its `output` parameter to be passed `inout`.
>
> --
> Brent Royal-Gordon
> Architechies
>
>
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