[swift-dev] Questions related to Chris's IBM talk

John McCall rjmccall at apple.com
Mon Dec 19 11:55:32 CST 2016

> On Dec 17, 2016, at 1:25 PM, Nabeel Imtiaz via swift-dev <swift-dev at swift.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> I went through the speaker deck of Chris's talk @ IBM (would be great if video was also available). What got me really excited, among all other things, was the the manual memory management part. Particularly because it opens up a lot of avenues for Swift where practically only C++ is used so far.
> My questions are:
> 1) Is it already being developed/drafted? Any documents available? Where can I get more details on this work in Swift.
> 2) If it is (or isn’t) being developed right now, how soon will it begin and when will it be targeted for release?
> 3) Rust has full support for this kind of memory management and also provides various compile-time analyzers/detectors for memory leaks. Is Swift planning the same level of support through runtime and compiler?

I am in the process of drafting a proposal which should kick off this discussion.


> Thanks and kudos to the entire team for evolving such an elegant language.
> Nabeel
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