A starter bug for someone who wants to dip their toes into the Swift compiler:
SR-2875 Emit objc_allocWithZone(cls) instead of [cls allocWithZone:nil]
swiftc currently emits calls to [cls allocWithZone:nil] when constructing Objective-C objects. It should emit calls to objc_allocWithZone(cls) instead.
objc_allocWithZone() is faster (it avoids a message send when there are no overrides in place) and is a smaller call site.
I believe the code to change is getAllocObjectFormalType() and emitObjCAllocObjectCall() in swift/lib/IRGen/GenObjC.cpp.
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Greg Parker firstname.lastname@example.org Runtime Wrangler