[swift-users] [swift-build-dev] Importing C system libraries

Kelvin Ma kelvinsthirteen at gmail.com
Tue Mar 28 18:34:30 CDT 2017

I can only fit one monitor in my dorm and it’s honestly tragic…

On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 2:58 PM, David Sweeris <davesweeris at mac.com> wrote:

> On Mar 28, 2017, at 1:58 AM, Rien via swift-build-dev <
> swift-build-dev at swift.org> wrote:
> I feel your pain ;-)
> Just embrace the dark side, it takes a little time to get used to, but
> chances are you won’t regret it.
> Btw: I still do my development in Xcode, its just that using the SPM
> (Swift Package Manager) and git from the command line gives a whole extra
> dimension to my productivity.
> I use a large monitor and have two terminal windows open at all times on
> the left side, and Xcode open on the right. Two monitors would be even
> better (I think).
> Since you mentioned it… :-D
> Using two monitors is a whole new world, and I cannot recommend it highly
> enough. Three is an improvement over two, but not by nearly the same margin
> as two is to one. Four is, well, I suppose better than leaving a monitor
> laying around and not doing anything… I've tried stretching my Xcode window
> really tall, but the bezels are too disruptive for me. I’ve heard more than
> one person claim that 1x 21:9 monitor is just as good as 2x 16:9/16:10
> monitors (maybe better, because the two “screens” don’t have to be the same
> size anymore), but I haven’t had a chance to try one out yet.
> Xcode is really amazing: when I regenerate the project in a terminal,
> there is no need to close and reopen xcode. Xcode will collapse the
> navigator, but otherwise it just refreshes with the new content. Its quite
> neat to work this way. The only two drawbacks that I have detected so far
> is that I need to “clean” more in Xcode, and that the old project settings
> are overwritten, thus if you do a lot of tweaking of the build settings
> this might not work out all that well.
> Yeah, if Xcode were open-source, I’d be working on SwiftPM integration.
> Hmm… Maybe SwiftPM can detect if a .xcodeproj file already exists and copy
> any custom settings from there before writing the new one? That might not
> be too hard, depending on how complicated those files are.
> - Dave Sweeris
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