Swift Beta 4 Updates

Superb list of updates from Apple, here's a summary

  • Access control: Private (same file), Internal (same module, default), Public (anyone)
  • Improvement to range iteration (stride()). More to come in subsequent releases
  • final, lazy, optional and required all lose the @ prefix, more to come later
  • Comment "landmarks" //TODO: //MARK: //FIXME: also listed in the jump bar
  • Fixes to unicode string iteration (phew)
  • Complete Swift language supported in REPL

There's some more, but these are the real highlights. I have to be honest, best update yet. Love how this language is evolving and maturing in front of us. 



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Nigel has been developing software for over 30 years. Starting with the ZX Spectrum and moving through the Commodore 64, Amiga, the Windows PC area and for the last 6 years the Mac.