[swift-evolution] [Discussion] Resources
kelvin13ma at gmail.com
Fri Sep 22 11:25:15 CDT 2017
I have never once felt a need to distribute a library with an icon
On Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 10:43 AM, Karl Wagner via swift-evolution <
swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> > On 21. Sep 2017, at 18:51, Karl Wagner via swift-evolution <
> swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> > Hi everybody!
> > I’m really happy that Swift 4 is out, and it’s great that there’s
> already so much active discussion about Swift 5 (concurrency, etc). I find
> I’m running in to language roadblocks less and less, and the improvements
> to the generics system have really improved a lot of my code. It’s really
> enjoyable to program in Swift, so thanks to everybody who made it possible.
> > When I think about what’s missing from Swift, I think of modules. We all
> like to write modular code, and aside from the entire discussion about
> submodules, the way that you glue separate modules together in to an
> application is supposed to be via the package manager. For Swift 5, I would
> personally really like it if we could flesh out the package manager a bit
> more so that it can really be the basis of a thriving Swift developer
> community in production environments.
> > The thing that hits me the most with SwiftPM currently is that it
> doesn’t support resources, and it has very limited support for
> cross-platform modules (the type of thing you’re likely to have as a Model
> or Model Controller layer). Without support for bundled application
> resources, there’s no way for the package manager to support GUI apps or
> frameworks and unit-tests can’t reliably point to bundled test resources.
> > I have some ideas about ways we could improve the situation, but first I
> thought I’d send this out for some community feedback. Do you think SwiftPM
> is as important as I do for v5? Which improvements would give you the most
> > - Karl
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> Title is rubbish (copy/paste error). Should be “SwiftPM in Swift5”.
> But seriously, one of the themes from the discussions in the past release
> was that “there’s no good library for X” or “when will people use Swift for
> Y?”. I believe the package manager is a big hurdle to getting more, great
> libraries in wider use. CocoaPods is far from sufficient. Thinking about
> this hypothetical future Xcode integration; how is that even supposed to
> happen when the package manager doesn’t support Apps with bundled resources
> (like icons)?
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