[swift-evolution] SE-0063: SwiftPM System Module Search Paths - JSON output of install dependencies of a package

Anders Bertelrud anders at apple.com
Thu Apr 14 17:06:29 CDT 2016

On 2016-04-14, at 15.04, Max Howell via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>> According to the proposal:
>> > We do not wish to provide a flag to automatically install dependencies via the system packager. ... Instead we can provide JSON output that can be parsed and executed by some other tooling developed outside of Apple.
>> This feature could be crucial for tools for automatic deployment of swift applications, e.g. for cloud deployment tools. It is not clear if this feature is part of future work or an optional extension to the proposal. Could this feature have its own subsection in the proposal? Can the proposal hint in some way that this feature is a "first-class citizen" part of the proposal and has to be implemented?
> Let’s just say I’ll build it as part of the initial work.
> It would be a pity to delay the proposal by another week to clarify this section.

I agree — this seems like a straightforward future extension and not something that needs to be a part of this proposal.


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