[swift-evolution] TrigonometricFloatingPoint/MathFloatingPoint protocol?

Taylor Swift kelvin13ma at gmail.com
Tue Aug 1 12:57:28 CDT 2017

On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 1:44 PM, Tino Heth <2th at gmx.de> wrote:

> So, this has been discussed before on the list many times in the past. The
> core team has stated that their preferred process for this is to have
> individuals write their own libraries, get real-world adoption, then (as
> consensus emerges) propose their inclusion as a core library.
> I already opened a new mail to write my answer, but than I thought "wait,
> scroll down, and look if Xiaodi did already post links" ;-)
> [But where have those potential core libraries been mentioned?]
> Anyways, my perception hasn't change much:
> I think it would be enough if someone from Apple would say "here's an
> empty github-repo called [math/statistics/algebra/
> crypto/graphic/image/audio/music/video/smtp/http…]; feel free to fork and
> create pull requests" and adding some democratic mechanism for acceptance
> on top of it.
> But as long as no one with enough reputation starts Swifts equivalent of
> boost, there won't be a set of established libraries for basic data
> structures and algorithms outside the stdlib.
> For anyone who thinks there's no need for a standard lib that is not the
> stdlib, have a look at
> https://developer.apple.com/documentation/glkit/glkquaternion-pc6
> https://developer.apple.com/documentation/scenekit/scnquaternion
> https://developer.apple.com/documentation/coremotion/cmquaternion
> :-(
> Tino

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