[swift-users] An OpenGL math library in pure Swift
sakristx at gmail.com
Tue Jan 5 13:45:27 CST 2016
Any plans to make simd open-source? or available for Linux?
> On 5 Jan 2016, at 16:59, Stephen Canon via swift-users <swift-users at swift.org> wrote:
> Hey David —
> FYI essentially all of this stuff is already present in the simd module (stdlib/public/SDK/simd/simd.swift.gyb or ‘import simd'), albeit without nice generics, and with some different stylistic choices because simd is at present a straight Swift port of a subset of the simd C/Obj-C/C++ library on OS X and iOS (the most important distinction is that the vector types are compatible with clang extended vectors in C languages).
> Making the simd module more “swifty” is something that will need to happen eventually, and there’s a lot of other opportunities for other improvements, but you should be aware that it’s available.
> – Steve
>> On Jan 4, 2016, at 10:11 PM, David Turnbull via swift-users <swift-users at swift.org <mailto:swift-users at swift.org>> wrote:
>> I've been working on a math library for SwiftGL. It's looking good. Vector2, Vector3, Vector4, Matrix2x2, Matrix3x3, Matrix4x4 are implemented with all arithmetic. You can even swizzle just like GLSL.
>> var myVec = vec4(1, 2, 3, 4)
>> myVec.ab = vec2(99, 98)
>> print(myVec) //=> (1, 2, 98, 99)
>> There's still a lot to do. I hope to have feature parity with GLSL done this week. But it's ready to set free and get feedback.
>> https://github.com/AE9RB/SwiftGL <https://github.com/AE9RB/SwiftGL>
>> And a couple questions. Is there any way to make import SwiftGL.Math work? Note the dot. Also, is there anything reasonable I can do to improve the compile time? 3.5 minutes for 2000 lines of code can't be right.
>> -David "Expression was too complex to be solved" Turnbull
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