[swift-evolution] [Review] SE-0088: Modernize libdispatch for Swift 3 naming conventions

Austin Zheng austinzheng at gmail.com
Wed May 11 00:24:14 CDT 2016

I also think that this proposal highlights a reason why the stdlib should
have some sort of 'indigenous' binary data capability, given that both
Foundation and libdispatch would theoretically be able to leverage such a


On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 10:22 PM, Austin Zheng <austinzheng at gmail.com>

> I think this is a great idea and a great proposal. GCD is already a
> powerful, elegant tool available to Swift users, and this makes it feel
> even more Swift-like.
> Feedback/questions:
> - Is there a use case for user subclassing of a queue type? If not, should
> they be final?
> - Is there a reason to use class methods rather than static methods for
> the queue types? I was under the impression that static methods would be
> preferred unless a good reason exists to dispatch upon metatype.
> - Nit: "DispatchWallTime" is spelled "DispatchWalltime" (lowercase 't')
> in the code samples.
> - Is it allowed/technically possible for non-stdlib code to use
> _ObjectiveCBridgable?
> Best,
> Austin
> On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 9:39 PM, Chris Lattner via swift-evolution <
> swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>> Hello Swift community,
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