46: “A desire for simplicity and performance” with special guest Michael Ilseman
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Michael Ilseman, developer on the Swift team at Apple, joins John to go on a deep dive into the String type, its implementation, and its related APIs. Topics range from the way Swift’s String API is designed, to its underlying complexities, and practical performance tips.
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- Michael on Twitter
- John on Twitter
- “UTF-8 String” on the Swift blog
- SE-0247: “Contiguous Strings”
- The dropFirst method
- String literals in Swift
- “String Essentials”
- “String Consumption”
- SE-0241: “Deprecate String Index Encoded Offsets”
- String’s indices property
- “Piercing the String Veil”
- “The Philosopher's String”, Michael’s try! Swift talk
- Intro and outro music by Dariusz Dziuk