[swift-evolution] [Proposal][Discussion] Modular Swift
jhull at gbis.com
Tue Feb 21 00:46:20 CST 2017
> On Feb 20, 2017, at 6:44 PM, Robert Widmann <devteam.codafi at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I would honestly love to see something which just maps modules to folders/groups for simplicity sake.
> There is nothing about this scheme that prevents you from organizing your code this way. However, modulo that particular method of organization, you don’t really gain much as a user of the language by imposing this restriction.
I think the big gain is that users of IDEs would just be able to graphically organize modules in Xcode. Non-IDE users could use the finder to organize things into nested folders. This maps pretty well with the way I organize my code already (others may be different), so it doesn’t add much complexity.
On a side note, I do think that people will quickly want a way to reference a particular submodule boundary with access modifiers. It may not be part of this proposal, but it is somewhat inevitable. We should consider that as we consider this proposal…
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