[swift-users] Pure Swift, cross platform way to open, read/write files?

Perry E. Metzger perry at piermont.com
Wed Dec 9 11:49:16 CST 2015

On Wed, 9 Dec 2015 09:36:01 -0800 Jens Alfke <jens at mooseyard.com>
> > A lower layer is also needed -- simple Swifty wrappers for the
> > Unix system calls so that Swift implementations can get at them
> > without having to use unsafe constructs. open(2), read(2),
> > write(2), lseek(2) and close(2) would provide about 75% of what
> > one needs for the higher layer stuff (and everything one would
> > want for stdio) with quite minimal hacking.
> I agree, but I foresee problems in the future when Swift is ported
> to Windows. :/

I'm a big believer in not prematurely generalizing an implementation.
APIs last a long time, implementations can be redone later. :)

Perry E. Metzger		perry at piermont.com

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