[swift-build-dev] [Proposal] Lock file for Swift Package Manager

Max Howell max.howell at apple.com
Thu Jan 7 14:00:35 CST 2016

>> I think git submodules can be added as an additional feature rather than depending on it completely for locking because it is a bit problematic to use with a team and has many issues
>> https://codingkilledthecat.wordpress.com/2012/04/28/why-your-company-shouldnt-use-git-submodules/ <https://codingkilledthecat.wordpress.com/2012/04/28/why-your-company-shouldnt-use-git-submodules/>
> All the issues in the article are addressed by wrapping git with another tool, which we would do.
> Can you elaborate "wrapping git with another tool" ? 

`swift build` wraps git. All the pain points in that article are due to a lack of automation for various git-steps.

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