[swift-build-dev] FYI: Change to require Package name

Honza Dvorsky jan.dvorsky at me.com
Wed Jul 13 03:25:13 CDT 2016

I agree that the name should be required. In order to better understand the
impact on existing packages, I pulled some stats for how many packages
currently don't explicitly specify their name in their manifest - 119 out
of 2222, which is about 5 % of all packages I crawled from GitHub. The list
of their names is attached to this email, so that we could potentially
write a script to create an issue on their repos to notify them of this
coming change.


On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 2:32 AM Daniel Dunbar via swift-build-dev <
swift-build-dev at swift.org> wrote:

> We currently allow:
> ```
> let package = Package() // Note no name here
> ```
> in a package manifest, but this turns out to be both problematic and
> rarely used.
> I intend to move to making this required, here:
>   https://github.com/apple/swift-package-manager/pull/486
> but wanted to run it past the list in case anyone has an objection.
>  - Daniel
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