Along with springing iOS 14 on unsuspecting developers, Apple yesterday also released version 5.3 of its Swift programming language.
Swift 5.3 is available to developers from the Swift website or with the latest version of Apple’s integrated development environment, Xcode 12, which also includes SDKs for iOS 14, iPadOS 14, tvOS 14, watchOS 7, and macOS Big Sur.
Apple announced Swift 5.3 in March shortly after releasing Swift 5.2. The company is developing the language in the open, allowing developers in the Swift community to suggest new features via proposals that Apple may adopt.
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Updates in Swift 5.3 aim to help developers be more productive by reducing redundant code, according to Holly Borla, an engineer on the Swift compiler team at Apple. It also includes fixes for common compiler issues that developers have experienced.
The new version of Swift improves binary code size