[swift-evolution] [swift-build-dev] [Review] SE-0149 Package Manager Support for Top of Tree development

Bouke Haarsma bouke at haarsma.eu
Wed Jan 25 01:44:57 CST 2017

On 2017-01-24 20:28:30 +0000, Daniel Dunbar via swift-evolution said:

> I am reposting this since the URLs were mangled in the original email.
> Hello Swift community,
> The review of SE-0149 “ Package Manager Support for Top of Tree 
> development" begins now and runs through January 31, 2017. The proposal 
> is available here:
> https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/proposals/0149-package-manager-top-of-tree.md 
> Reviews are an important part of the Swift evolution process. All 
> reviews should be sent to the swift-build-dev and swift-evolution 
> mailing lists at
>   https://lists.swift.org/mailman/listinfo/swift-build-dev
>   https://lists.swift.org/mailman/listinfo/swift-evolution
> or, if you would like to keep your feedback private, directly to the 
> review manager. When replying, please try to keep the proposal link at 
> the top of the message:
> https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/proposals/0149-package-manager-top-of-tree.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?
+1. Currently I create the symlinks manually, but that runs into 
issues; for example when trying to update a changed dependency graph.

I'm also interested in how SwiftPM would handle the situation that 
Derrick Ho sketches.

> 	• 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?
Very similar to what pip (python) offers. It's a feature that I've used a lot.

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

> More information about the Swift evolution process is available at
>   https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/process.md
> Thank you,
> - Daniel


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