[swift-evolution] Visibility into timeline for proposals left in "Awaiting Review" for a while?

Evan Maloney emaloney at gilt.com
Fri Jul 15 14:32:25 CDT 2016


Back in April, a proposal PR of mine <https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/proposals/0079-upgrade-self-from-weak-to-strong.md> (SE-0079 <https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/proposals/0079-upgrade-self-from-weak-to-strong.md>) was merged into master that would make the following code legal when in a block where self is weak:

    guard let self = self else { return }


    if let self = self {
        // ...code...

Since then, the proposal has been Awaiting Review.

Because it was a relatively minor and non-controversial change, I had assumed it would go through review somewhat quickly. Now we're getting to the cutoff for Swift 3 and I'm getting the sense that it will not be considered.

I'm sure I'm not the only proposal author who thinks it would be great to have a better sense of the selection criteria for review and some visibility into when a given proposal might come up for review.

I understand how busy the core team is, and therefore I don't mind waiting. But if, for example, there is a "review queue", I'm sure the community would benefit from knowing what's in the pipeline and what sort of proposals are of more immediate interest to the core team. At the very least, it would make the waiting easier.

What do you think?

And, while I have your attention, is there any chance this proposal can be considered in time for Swift 3? ;-)

Have a good weekend,

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