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