[swift-users] Swift and Xcode along with Playgrounds is full of bugs

Chris Lattner clattner at apple.com
Tue Sep 13 19:02:21 CDT 2016

On Sep 12, 2016, at 3:03 PM, Shyamal Chandra via swift-users <swift-users at swift.org> wrote:
> Hope you are doing well!
> Swift is very volatile language that keeps on changing with every new version of Xcode.  When you are trying to run old code with different syntax, you run into problems because the code is no longer compatible.  Instead of moving onto Swift 3, 4, and 5 (with different syntax), why don't you standardize the library and language operations and functions for the different package and frameworks included with Xcode

The subject line of this message seems like it is intended to be provocative, not helpful.  

Despite that, you’ll be happy to know that the goal of Swift 4 is to be source compatible with Swift 3, so the concerns that you are complaining about are historic, not future problems.

> because I have already submitted multiple bugs to the bug report that are with the official release of Xcode and I am very disappointed with the software quality. 

I don’t see any radars filed by you in the system, but perhaps they are just under a different name.  In any case, thank you for filing bugs, we do read and care about them!  Please send me the radar numbers (off list if you prefer) and I’ll take a look. 


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