[swift-evolution] Swift 5: start your engines
jhull at gbis.com
Wed Aug 9 01:28:43 CDT 2017
Would it be possible to get a series of tutorials on how the systems that make up Swift generally work? In other words, what are the pieces and how do they fit together?
I think it would be useful even for people who aren’t directly implementing because they can have a better idea of how difficult a change actually is. It might also help some of us who have been sitting on the sideline to dip our toes in the water. I know I get a bit lost every time I try to find something in the Swift source, and I am guessing I am not the only one...
> On Aug 8, 2017, at 5:27 PM, Ted Kremenek via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>> On Aug 8, 2017, at 2:29 PM, Paul Cantrell <cantrell at pobox.com <mailto:cantrell at pobox.com>> wrote:
>> I imagine that the core team will assist in providing implementations for proposals that are crucial to the progress of the language and/or highly popular — regardless of whether the proposal was authored by the core team or a community member.
> That is true. Everyone’s ability to assist is ultimately balanced by their own capacity and priorities, but I think there are plenty of examples of this happening in the past. Also, there is a increasing number of people — and not just the Core Team or compiler engineers in my team at Apple — who are becoming increasingly comfortable working with the implementation of the compiler and the standard library.
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