@NeoNacho If Package Manager Conditional Target Dependencies would support configuration conditionals then it would be an option to create a dedicated helper target containing SwiftUI previews and resources for DEBUG configuration. But I guess there are no plans to introduce support for configuration conditionals?
I'm doing exactly the same thing - environment variable triggers that are used to manipulate whats in, and out, of Package.swift. Not for this specific use case (preview assets), but the same pattern anyway.
A question to you, @Joseph_Heck, out of curiosity: you are doing this for an internal Swift package (to modularize an iOS app) or for an open-source reusable Swift package? Using environment variable seems fine for an internal Swift package but not for an SDK-style Swift package
I'm using it within an open-source package, specifically to expose a CLI exec that I use when developing the package - generating images for docs in one case, or enabling a benchmarking executable in another. I mostly came at it from the area of not wanting these additional targets "clogging up" a developer's experience when they go to "just use" the package.
In the SE-0273 Acceptance thread, @NeoNacho stated that…
@NeoNacho: Was this effort tracked in a new proposal or other visible location? If not, can you give us an update regarding the current direction? Apologies if there's a discussion that I missed... I've spent a fair bit of time searching to no avail, and it's been quite some time since that quote. Thanks!