[swift-evolution] [Review] SE-0175 Package Manager Revised Dependency Resolution
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Fri May 5 13:17:27 CDT 2017
* What is your evaluation of the proposal?
* Is the problem being addressed significant enough to warrant a change to
the Swift Package Manager?
Yes, pinning was fairly confusing to reason about
* Does this proposal fit well with the feel and direction of Swift?
I think so.
* If you have used other languages, libraries, or package managers with a
similar feature, how do you feel that this proposal compares to those?
This fits in pretty well. It isn't a huge deviation.
* How much effort did you put into your review? A glance, a quick reading,
or an in-depth study?
A quick reading.
On Fri, May 5, 2017 at 2:55 AM, Martin Waitz via swift-evolution <
swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> > * What is your evaluation of the proposal?
> I’m in favour of this proposal.
> It solves the problems I have with the current behaviour of the swift
> package manager.
> > * Is the problem being addressed significant enough to warrant a change
> to the Swift Package Manager?
> While the existing auto-pinning feature can be used to get reproducible
> dependency versions,
> it has some deficiencies which make it more complicated than required for
> the common cases without really solving the more exotic use cases.
> Package pinning vs. requiring a specific revision in Package.swift also
> felt like two overlapping features without a clear motivation for one
> versus the other.
> > * Does this proposal fit well with the feel and direction of Swift?
> It focuses on doing one thing well without precluding other user use cases.
> The new behaviour defaults does the right thing(TM) for the common use
> cases and is easily explained.
> Especially now that we are already able to require specific versions
> within Package.swift, SE-0150+SE-0175 provide a nice set of orthogonal
> > * If you have used other languages, libraries, or package managers with
> a similar feature, how do you feel that this proposal compares to those?
> Never used a package manager with this kind of dependency resolution and
> always wanted to have one.
> > * How much effort did you put into your review? A glance, a quick
> reading, or an in-depth study?
> Took part in the discussions for SE-0145 and now read SE-0175.
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