Proposal: Port open source productivity apps to Swift to gain insight into language evolution.


(Amir Michail) #1

Major productivity apps are probably most representative of what "normal code" looks like and would therefore give you excellent insight into how the language should evolve.

My recommendation would be to port the open source TeXmacs to Swift. It’s by far the best coded and powerful productivity app that I have seen and should have replaced TeX/LaTeX for education and research long ago.


(Tino) #2

My recommendation would be to port the open source TeXmacs to Swift. It’s by far the best coded and powerful productivity app that I have seen and should have replaced TeX/LaTeX for education and research long ago.

That's a joke, isn't it?


(Craig Cruden) #3

Port Scalaz just for fun :stuck_out_tongue:

another one would be porting a DSL like maybe a SQL DB DSL….. :stuck_out_tongue:

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On 2015-12-21, at 0:13:30, Amir Michail via swift-evolution <swift-evolution@swift.org> wrote:

Major productivity apps are probably most representative of what "normal code" looks like and would therefore give you excellent insight into how the language should evolve.

My recommendation would be to port the open source TeXmacs to Swift. It’s by far the best coded and powerful productivity app that I have seen and should have replaced TeX/LaTeX for education and research long ago.

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(Brent Royal-Gordon) #4

My recommendation would be to port the open source TeXmacs to Swift. It’s by far the best coded and powerful productivity app that I have seen and should have replaced TeX/LaTeX for education and research long ago.

If you want to do it, go ahead. It's not really part of the Swift project (compiler, standard library, core libraries, package manager), so you don't need to ask anyone's permission or make a formal proposal.

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(Amir Michail) #5

My recommendation would be to port the open source TeXmacs to Swift. It’s by far the best coded and powerful productivity app that I have seen and should have replaced TeX/LaTeX for education and research long ago.

That's a joke, isn't it?

No, I’m serious.

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On Dec 20, 2015, at 12:19 PM, Tino Heth via swift-evolution <swift-evolution@swift.org> wrote:

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