Hi David, Thanks for your reply., OK, I think I understand.
It then is a capacity problem, right? In effect, it means restricting people from bringing perhaps very valuable (not necessarily my contributions) and essential ideas forward, which could play a crucial role improving Swift. I think this is a very negative aspect. surely bouncing creative people away, dropping their efforts and interest here altogether. The question then remains, where / when / how can one bring topics that are taking a longer stretch and are not bound to a certain release of Swift, seemingly “outside” of this restriction under attention? if swift evolution is (currently? ) not open for new ideas/topics: I thought that was the primary purpose of Swift evolution? Kind Regards Ted > On 12 Oct 2016, at 21:48, David Hart <da...@hartbit.com> wrote: > > Hello Ted, > > Please try to understand. As Xiaodi and others have said a few times, it has > nothing to do with the topic being important or interesting. The current > phase of Swift 4’s development does not allow any extensive discussion or > review on topics which do not impact ABI stability: > > Stage 1 focuses on the essentials required for source and ABI stability. > Features that don't fundamentally change the ABI of existing language > features or imply an ABI-breaking change to the standard library will not be > considered in this stage. > >> On 12 Oct 2016, at 19:14, Ted F.A. van Gaalen via swift-evolution >> <email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> wrote: >> >> Apart from my perhaps fierce reaction, I am not aware of doing something >> wrong. >> and I still find this topic very important. > > David.
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