[swift-evolution] Winding down the Swift 3 release

John McCall rjmccall at apple.com
Mon May 16 16:53:36 CDT 2016

> On May 16, 2016, at 2:06 PM, Chris Lattner via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>> On May 16, 2016, at 11:33 AM, Tim Hawkins <tim.thawkins at gmail.com <mailto:tim.thawkins at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> At what point would you consider the Linux product to be viable for production server side application development. Do you think that goal has been achieved in swift 3.0. Or is it going to have to wait for the ABI lock down. 
> 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.

I think it would be more appropriate to say that the server development community generally doesn't care deeply about ABI stability (although even there I'm sure there are exceptions).  There are a lot of client-side efforts that have very different requirements from that, though.

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