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Tuesday, October 22 • 3:10pm - 3:45pm
Porting by a 1000 Patches: Bringing Swift to Windows

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Swift is a modern language based upon the LLVM compiler framework.  It takes advantage of Clang to provide seamless interoperability with C/C++.  The Swift compiler and language are designed to take advantage of modern Unix facilities to the fullest, and this made porting to Windows a particularly interesting task.  This talk covers the story of bringing Swift to Windows from the ground up through an unusual route: cross-compilation on Linux. The talk will cover interesting challenges in porting the Swift compiler, standard library, and core libraries that were overcome in the process of  bringing Swift to a platform that challenges the Unix design assumptions.

Tuesday October 22, 2019 3:10pm - 3:45pm PDT
Breakout Room-1 (LL21AB)