[swift-corelibs-dev] Rules on adding dependencies

Tony Parker anthony.parker at apple.com
Fri Dec 4 13:39:54 CST 2015

Hi Tom,

I believe it’s important for us to keep our dependencies to an absolute minimum for the core libraries, since they will be distributed very widely. I would prefer to have our own implementation of the JSON parser in Foundation rather than use one from another project.

The one from Darwin is about 2k lines of Objective-C (actually, mostly C).

- Tony

> On Dec 4, 2015, at 11:21 AM, Tom Leavy <tom at wickr.com> wrote:
> I was wondering what the official position on introducing dependencies currently is. I would love to contribute an implementation of NSJSONSerialization. I already have written a wrapper that uses yajl to take a CFDictionaryRef or CFArrayRef and encodes them into CFDataRef or CFStringRef JSON values.. Is it acceptable to use yajl and introduce a dependency, or is it a goal of the foundation project to supply its own implementation of a JSON parser?
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