Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

Why doesn't Swift play that role?



In fact I am not sure why... I am just reporting the experience. Maybe because of architectural coverage, because while bugs also happen in architecture-independent optimizations, more bugs happen in, say, PowerPC backend.

Edit: Another possibility is difference between how often Rust and Swift update to LLVM trunk. Both have LLVM fork pinned to specific version updated from time to time and I guess the first to update gets all the bugs.


Possibly because Swift being more of an application language, Swift codebases in general have very little use for overflowing operations?


No, it's not that. All Swift arithmetic compiles to overflow intrinsics.




Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact

Search: