About the Core Libraries category

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For developers to discuss the implementation of the Swift core libraries.

The Swift Core Libraries project provides higher-level functionality than the Swift standard library. These libraries provide powerful tools that developers can depend upon across all the platforms that Swift supports. The Core Libraries have a goal of providing stable and useful features in the following key areas:

  • Commonly needed types, including data, URLs, character sets, and specialized collections
  • Unit testing
  • Networking primitives
  • Scheduling and execution of work, including threads, queues, and notifications
  • Persistence, including property lists, archives, JSON parsing, and XML parsing
  • Support for dates, times, and calendrical calculations
  • Abstraction of OS-specific behavior
  • Interaction with the file system
  • Internationalization, including date and number formatting and language-specific resources
  • User preferences

This category will accept email sent to: swift+corelibs@forums.swift.org