[swift-evolution] Open Source version of "The Swift Programming Language"

Andrew Bennett cacoyi at gmail.com
Fri Apr 15 20:18:04 CDT 2016

I think this is a great idea.

I'm not sure how big a task it is to open source the current system.
Hopefully it's easy for Apple to extract the content, convert it to
markdown (if needed), and allow it to be updated from a git repo. It would
be great if the website allowed you to browse tagged release versions
(without having to go to github).

On Sat, Apr 16, 2016 at 1:40 AM, Hugues Bernet-Rollande via swift-evolution
<swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> Not sure this request fit the swift evolution mailing list, but it would
> be great to have an open source (GitHub) version of the programming
> language guide (
> https://swift.org/documentation/#the-swift-programming-language) in order
> to suggest edit regarding validated evolution and/or edit on the current
> version.
> Using branches matching evolution named could ease doc update and tag to
> identify specific version evolution.
> It will also facilitate any translation by homogenizing the guide
> structure, like the ongoing chinese translation (
> https://github.com/numbbbbb/the-swift-programming-language-in-chinese).
> Markdown seem to be a good choice for the actual content, and folder
> structure for the chapter.
> It will also be a blast to be able to refer to some docs specific part
> (via GitHub line selection feature) from others online resources (Stack
> Overflow, ...).
> Happy to kickstart the project if Apple don't want to own it, but still
> think there is a benefits for the community.
> Cheers,
> Hugues
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