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

Chris Lattner clattner at apple.com
Sat Apr 9 13:00:46 CDT 2016



> On Apr 9, 2016, at 9:47 AM, hitstergtd+swiftevo at gmail.com wrote:
> Chris,
> 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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