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Partial in Swift


Partial is now available in its own Swift package on GitHub. This post is still valid, but somewhat out of date.

Structs are incredibly useful in Swift, especially when representing static read-only data. However, the values of a struct often come from multiple sources, such as view controllers, network requests, and files on disk, which can make the creation of these structs cumbersome.

There are numerous methods to work around this, but each have their downsides. One of these methods is to change the struct to a class and update the properties to vars, but this removes the advantages of read-only structs. Another is to make a "builder" object, but the API of this object must be kept in-sync with the object is wraps.

Partial eliminates these problems by providing a type-safe API for building structs by utilising generics and KeyPaths. Although I learned of the concept of Partial through TypeScript – which [provides Partial as a built-in type][1] – the Swift implementation supports many more use cases.

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Overamped version 1.2.0


Release Notes

Support for the Overamped Install Checker has been added, enabling a method of automatically checking if the Safari Extension is enabled and setup correctly.

The new install checker can be found in the About tab.

Pull request Support watchOS on Quick/Quick


This is a counterpart to https://github.com/Quick/Nimble/pull/916, which added support for watchOS to Nimble.

Note that this is a draft until a new version of Nimble is released with watchOS support. Until then this points at main.

I'm also not sure if the tests will run on CI correctly because the tests require watchOS 7.4 to run and I'm not sure what version of watchOS the simulators are configured with.

I also found that the tests weren't compiling (using Xcode 13.2.1) so I've updated these too.

Don't Use Scope Modifiers with Extensions


Extending types in Swift support setting the scope for the extension, i.e. public, internal, or private, with internal being implicit if nothing is specified.

This may seem useful, but given the following snippet it's impossible to know what the scope of a function is:

func doSomething() {
    // Do the thing
}
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