[swift-evolution] Swift 5: start your engines
kremenek at apple.com
Wed Aug 9 01:58:56 CDT 2017
The project would definitely be well-served by having more documentation, and hopefully we’ll see that grow both incrementally and in spurts. Even writing tutorials, however, must be weighed against competing priorities — such as finishing the work for ABI stability. My hope is we can find a balance of investment in helping more people in the community feel empowered to implement proposals in the compiler/standard library while not diluting focus from delivering ABI stability.
> On Aug 8, 2017, at 11:28 PM, Jonathan Hull <jhull at gbis.com> wrote:
> 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 <mailto: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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