I don't know if this is the right form or the right place. But I have to get rid of my thoughts. Sorry for that.
Swift is a wonderful, dynamic programming language. I am far from fully mastering this language and the paradigms behind it. But I still encounter problems during my daily work that make working with Swift very frustrating.
Especially the work with generic types. I explained this in detail Impossible to build....
Generics were a major reason for me to switch from ObjC to Swift.
Swift is being evolved at a great pace and new, really great features are being added all the time. I think that's what makes a dynamic language.
But a language and its tools that claims to be usable in any scenario must also be stable and reliable. It doesn't make sense to use a language where you have to be afraid with every new version that a project will still be compiled or compiled in an acceptable time.
After updating to Swift 5, I am forced to "simplify" hundreds of generic expressions of the type
sum = sum + (tom * C2 / (n * 36 * z * z6))
I know that the problem has to do with type checking. Only this knowledge doesn't help me because I can't solve the problem.
I know. That is polemic. But shouldn't you first of all make the base of the language usable in a way you can work with?
Unfortunately, I have the impression that the Swift team is always adding new, super cool features, but forgets to maintain the substructure accordingly.
As I said. That may be polemic, but as a "normal" developer I feel that way.
I want to solve problems with Swift as a tool. I do not want to solve problems that arise through Swift.
I don't want this to be understood as an "attack" on the Swift team. All in all, I love Swift.