[swift-corelibs-dev] Proposal: A Swift Grand Central Dispatch

Chris Amanse christopheramanse at gmail.com
Wed Jan 20 05:56:41 CST 2016

Hi Tony,

All right, looking forward to it after Swift 3.0, Swift 4.0 perhaps since
it will introduce API breaking changes.


On Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 9:35 AM Tony Parker <anthony.parker at apple.com>

> Hi Chris,
> Thanks for sending this out. The API of dispatch in swift (all imported
> APIs, actually) is always something we are looking into improving. In the
> timeline for Swift 3, the primary focus for swift-corelibs-dispatch is to
> get our cross-platform story to be complete. That means being able to use
> the existing API reliably on all platforms and without introducing a
> dramatic shift for everyone who is familiar with dispatch today. We should
> keep ideas like yours in mind in the longer term as we move forward with
> the project after this initial goal.
> - Tony
> On Jan 16, 2016, at 7:15 PM, Chris Amanse via swift-corelibs-dev <
> swift-corelibs-dev at swift.org> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> Developers have been using Grand Central Dispatch to create asynchronous
> code and optimize their applications. However, using GCD with Swift seems
> unnatural due to the different naming conventions used. As a result, people
> have been using wrappers for GCD instead, such as Async. I, for one,
> created this simple wrapper for most used functions of Dispatch.
> https://github.com/chrisamanse/SwiftDispatch
> It would be nice if the Dispatch framework has a more Swift style
> convention to make our codes cleaner.
> Cheers,
> Chris
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