[swift-evolution] [Review] SE-0150 Package Manager Support for branches

Bouke Haarsma bouke at haarsma.eu
Wed Jan 25 01:34:08 CST 2017

On 2017-01-24 18:18:07 +0000, Daniel Dunbar via swift-build-dev said:

> Hello Swift community,
> The review of SE-0150 “ Package Manager Support for branches" begins 
> now and runs through January 31, 2017. The proposal is available here:
> https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/proposals/0150-package-manager-branch-support.md 
> Reviews are an important part of the Swift evolution process. All 
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> https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/proposals/0150-package-manager-branch-support.md 
> What goes into a review?
> The goal of the review process is to improve the proposal under review 
> through constructive criticism and, eventually, determine the direction 
> of Swift. When writing your review, here are some questions you might 
> want to answer in your review:
> 	• What is your evaluation of the proposal?
This has been a feature request of mine for quite a while now. I'm a 
supporter of this proposal. Also having the actual revision number in 
the pin file is a great way to make sure everyone useses the exact same 
revision (if the pin file is also versioned).

> 	• Is the problem being addressed significant enough to warrant a 
> change to Swift?

> 	• Does this proposal fit well with the feel and direction of Swift?

> 	• If you have used other languages or libraries with a similar 
> feature, how do you feel that this proposal compares to those?
I've also used pip (python), which something similar. However pip's 
syntax for installing from a branch is more cumbersome and different to 
installing the latest release; e.g. (taken from SO):

   pip install django-oscar-paypal
   pip install 

> 	• How much effort did you put into your review? A glance, a quick 
> reading, or an in-depth study?
Quick reading.

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> Thank you,
> - Daniel
> Review Manager
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