[swift-evolution] [Swift4] Priorities and Sugar

Brandon Knope bknope at me.com
Fri Jul 29 19:59:53 CDT 2016

Where can we learn what affects the ABI? (Google, yes, but is there a highly respected document or article?)

Unless it's just something I'm not really familiar with, it might be helpful to detail what kind of changes would affect the ABI. 


> On Jul 29, 2016, at 8:38 PM, Chris Lattner via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>>> On Jul 29, 2016, at 5:29 PM, Magnus Ahltorp <map at kth.se> wrote:
>>> 30 Jul 2016 02:17 Chris Lattner via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>>> Moving into early Swift 4 planning and development, we have no desires beyond what I listed in the big email.  There is no long laundry list, it is a few specific (big!) topics.
>>> We specifically do not want a surge of proposals.
>> Is it appropriate to discuss high-level topics that are not one of the topics on your list? Example: Decreasing the number of cases where unsafe constructs have to be used.
>> If it is not, how do topics get on the list?
> If a topic is related to source or ABI compatibility, it is fair game for discussion.  We don’t want to widen the doors beyond this, because that is already a huge set of very important topics.
> -Chris
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