[swift-build-dev] protocol for third-party testing frameworks

Max Howell max.howell at apple.com
Thu Mar 17 11:53:00 CDT 2016

> Hey folks,
> I think from my perspective SwiftPM could solve this problem by simply allowing me to define and build targets that aren't going to be included in the distributed package. Maybe a field like `testTargets` or something that allows the author downstream to link `testDependencies`?
> SwiftPM is great as a package manager, but for a lot of my most common development workflows, it falls short because of this limitation -- I can't use it to build things that I don't mean to distribute as part of the package.

Can you refine your request a little?

I don’t quite understand because: everything is distributed in the package, because the package is sources.

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