[swift-evolution] Ability to pack, order and align certain types of Structs (like in C)

hitstergtd+swiftevo at gmail.com hitstergtd+swiftevo at gmail.com
Sat Apr 9 11:47:46 CDT 2016


Thanks. The distraction factor makes sense. I will update SR-1134 as
discussed and mark it as post Swift v3.

On 9 April 2016 at 14:13, Chris Lattner <clattner at apple.com> wrote:
> On Apr 8, 2016, at 8:02 AM, hitstergtd+swiftevo--- via swift-evolution
> <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> Chris,
> Thanks for supporting it in principle. I understand that it is out of
> scope for Swift 3 and that using C is one of the only decent
> workarounds at the moment.
> However, since you concur with what is being requested, would it be OK to:
> (a) Draft a summary proposal and commit it to the swift-evolution@
> repository, perhaps under "Other Proposals" or "Post v3"? and/or
> (b) Add some notes under docs/, perhaps in docs/LibraryEvolution.rst
> regarding this topic?
> We don’t have a hard rule against discussing things beyond swift 3, but we
> generally discourage it.  There is too much important stuff going on in the
> swift 3 timeframe as it is, and the distraction factor can be very high.
> I’d suggest filing a bug in bugs.swift.org, and you can work on a sketch of
> a proposal there.  Thanks!
> -Chris

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