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5: Introduction to Swift Compiler Contribution with Andrew, Chris and Suyash

Released Thursday, 30th May 2019
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Andrew Litteken, Chris Lattner and Suyash Srijan sit down to talk about the Swift Compiler and how you (yes you!) can contribute to the compiler!

Hosted by

Andrew Litteken

Chris Lattner

Suyash Srijan

Host Links

Andrew's Twitter

Chris' Twitter

Suyash's Twitter





Parse Tree

Name Binding

Type System/Checking

Swift Types Document

A Type System From Scratch - Robert Widman

Slava on Swift Generics

Swift Wesbite

Swift Forums

Swift Source


Starter Bugs

Throwable Accessors swift-dev Thread



TrySwift at WWDC

Issue 38 for the Episode

Issue 58 for the Episode

Blogs about Contributing to Swift

Contributing to Swift - Part 1

Command Line Flags Mentioned

Dump the Swift AST: -parse-ast

Dump the Clang AST: -Xclang -ast-dump -fsyntax-only

Dump Constraints: -debug-constraints

How to get involved

Want to contribute to the Swift Community Podcast? We’d love your help and support. This show will be run just like an open source project — and you’re more than welcome to contribute. Check out the show’s GitHub repository for more information.

Special Thanks

To Ercilla for the intro and outro song
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