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What are the changes in Swift 2.2?

Swift version: 5.1

Paul Hudson    @twostraws   

Swift 2.2 introduced a lot of major language changes. You can read my full article explaining the changes with code examples by clicking here, but here are the highlights:

  • You can now compare tuples up to arity 6
  • Compile-time Swift version checking
  • More keywords can be used as argument labels
  • Renamed debug identifiers: #line, #function, #file
  • The ++ and -- operators are deprecated
  • Traditional C-style for loops are deprecated
  • Tuple splat syntax is deprecated
  • var parameters have been deprecated
  • Stringified selectors are deprecated
  • New documentation keywords: recommended, recommendedover, and keyword

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