[swift-corelibs-dev] Rules on adding dependencies
kevin at sb.org
Fri Dec 4 16:14:33 CST 2015
In the other thread about using a third-party library for JSON, I
offered to contribute a pure-Swift JSON parser that I wrote recently. I
figure I'd mention it here too since it's relevant.
On Fri, Dec 4, 2015, at 11:39 AM, Tony Parker wrote:
> 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
> - 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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