I wonder whether Swift’s error reporting would improve if we reintroduced explicit line ending markers (doesn’t have to be “;”, could just be the line break plus supporting \ for escaping line breaks that aren’t statement ends).

@uliwitness Explicit line ending would almost certainly require the support of most IDE designers so they can allow for explicit line endings in code. Most would opt for an automatic setting similar to braces matching. Then of course, converting older source to newer line ended source would never be perfect because someone will always run that against code that has already been converted unless the converter is allowed to set a flag at the beginning to id new versus old.
But it would help the debuggers.

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