Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Changes to Swift in Beta 4

Airspeed Velocity:

Other than access control, no big changes to the language with Beta 4, unlike with Beta 3. But still plenty of changes to the standard library.

Erika Sadun:

RIP CString. It’s now all ConstUnSafePointer<Int8> all the time. I still can’t get most of my straight C stuff ported but it looks like things are getting closer.

Brent Simmons:

So if internal access is the default, and I don’t want to use it (or want to use it exceedingly sparingly), what do I do?

Update (2014-07-24): Apple:

In Xcode 6 beta 4, Swift adds support for access control. This gives you complete control over what part of the code is accessible within a single file, available across your project, or made public as API for anyone that imports your framework.

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