[swift-evolution] Winding down the Swift 3 release

Charles Srstka cocoadev at charlessoft.com
Mon May 16 16:41:29 CDT 2016

> On May 16, 2016, at 4:27 PM, Eric Wing via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>> I'm not an expert in the Linux communities needs and desires.  That said,
>> from what I understand, they don’t care at all about ABI stability, since
>> everything is typically built from source.
>> -Chris
> Not exactly true. (I care.)
> Video games (e.g. Steam/Linux) care deeply about ABI stability. And
> Android cares deeply about ABI stability. Also, kind of emergent
> behavior, Raspberry Pi Raspbian has kind of built a platform that
> happens to have some ABI stability for now.
> Thanks,
> Eric

ABI stability is also central to eventually removing the need to always ship the runtime along with our binaries.


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