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Why can't they just compile the swift core library into the executable? I imagine some things are architecture specific, like launching new threads (iOS calls down to objectiveC code which then handles the system call,etc). I imagine the problem is that you can't compile just the non architecture specific parts. Unless you wrote some code to strip out those parts...hmm is that possible?

Also, how come it doesn't look like they had to provide the path to the runtime? Built into the compiler I guess?

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