If anyone could kick the wheels and/or give feedback:
SwiftString <https://github.com/erica/SwiftString> (should be okay on apple and linux)
SwiftUtility <https://github.com/erica/SwiftUtility> (should be okay for apple and linux)
SwiftFoundationAdditions <https://github.com/erica/SwiftFoundationAdditions> (best for non-linux, although I'm curious how they'll run on linux)
Please do let me know if you think there's anything there worth pushing forward to the language.
Thanks, -- Erica