[swift-users] Server side swift application ?

Jens Alfke jens at mooseyard.com
Tue May 3 14:14:04 CDT 2016

> On May 1, 2016, at 11:48 AM, Tyler Fleming Cloutier via swift-users <swift-users at swift.org> wrote:
> libuv and libdispatch overlap on functionality quite a bit, but libdispatch has the benefit of using a block API instead of a function pointer API, which makes memory management easier in Swift.

I think libdispatch would be the better choice, since it’s what’s going to be used in Swift’s standard library going forward.

> However, libuv has many additional features for setting up TCP connections and other networking constructs.

The dispatch_io API lets you use libdispatch with file descriptors, so working with TCP would just involve making the usual system calls to open the connection and then creating a dispatch_io_t from the FD. It should just take a couple of lines of code.

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