A blast from the past
Back when computers came with some assembly required and real men/women booted by toggling switches on the front panel, a language called Algol introduced many programmers to call-by-name parameter passing.
For many of today's languages, parameters to a function call are evaluated in the caller's context then copied to the . . .
Work in Progress
Update: A bug sometimes prevents Xcode from reading SwiftDocs for files other than the current file in a framework project, so you won't always see the doc comments in Quick Help or when Option-clicking a symbol. Hopefully the bug will be fixed.
Update #2: mattt of NSHipster fame heard from a little birdie that the doc comment . . .
Can't handle it
I can't write about Rebecca Meyers and what the Meyers family is going through for the same reasons as Jason Kottke:
Sometimes parents tend to get caught up in the minutia of parenthood: the logistics of getting from one place to another without losing your shit, the weary deflection of the 34th "why?" question of . . .
Clearing my confusion
While reading The Swift Programming Language, I came across a couple of sections like Collection Types and Classes and Structures: Assignment and Copy Behavior for Collection Types
The obvious first issue is
Immutability has a slightly different meaning for arrays, however. You are still not allowed to perform any . . .
Just saving you some time
If you were thinking of creating a Swift framework and writing some unit tests, you should be aware of a bug. You cannot currently extend a built-in or standard library generic type with any properties or methods that require the type's generic parameters.
In other words, create a framework project in Swift and add this to a . . .
Baby's got a brand new bag
Unless you've been living under a rock, you're probably aware that Apple has released a new programming language called Swift. It's still a work-in-progress, moving towards 1.0. Designing a language and a standard library to go with it is no small task, so it's not surprising they haven't gotten around to filling in all . . .
I just can't quit you
I've learned to love Auto Layout, but it wasn't always so.
In the beginning I tried to use it. Really, I did. Despite my best efforts, I ran into a huge wall of failure. Then I went back to springs and struts.