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  1. Swift
  2. SR-3281

The Swift Man Page Is Woefully Out Of Date

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Medium
    • Resolution: Done
    • Component/s: Compiler
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      Description

      This is our current man page.

      swift(1)                    Swift Documentation                    swift(1)
      
      NAME
             swift - the amazingly new programming language
      
      SYNOPSIS
             swift [-help] [input-filename [program-arguments]]
      
             swiftc [-emit-object|-emit-assembly|-emit-library]
               [-help]
               -o output-file
               input-filenames
      
             The full list of supported options is available via "swift -help" or
             "swiftc -help".
      
      DESCRIPTION
             Swift is a new, high performance systems programming language.  It
             has a clean and modern syntax, and offers seamless access to
             existing C and Objective-C code and frameworks, and is memory safe
             (by default).
      
             Although inspired by Objective-C and many other languages, Swift is
             not itself a C-derived language. As a complete and independent
             language, Swift packages core features like flow control, data
             structures, and functions, with high-level constructs like objects,
             protocols, closures, and generics.  Swift embraces modules,
             eliminating the need for headers and the code duplication they
             entail.
      
      swift 3.0.1                      2016-10-11                        swift(1)
      

      While I like to think Swift is still "amazingly new", it has grown in the nearly 2 years since this page was updated and the man page should reflect that with a modern rewrite.

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              • Assignee:
                contraultra Natthan Leong
                Reporter:
                rwidmann Robert Widmann
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