Hello Swift community,
The review of SE-00139 <https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/proposals/0139-bridge-nsnumber-and-nsvalue.md> "Bridge Numeric Types to NSNumber and Cocoa Structs to NSValue” ran from September 1…7, 2016. The proposal has been accepted with one modification: numeric values bridged to NSNumber will maintain their type identity (e.g., an Int8 bridged to an NSNumber can be cast via as!/as? to an Int8) while other instances of NSNumber (e.g., those created in Objective-C) can be cast to any numeric type that can represent their value. This matches the existing bridging behavior introduced in id-to-Any bridging (SE-0116 <https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/proposals/0116-id-as-any.md>). The proposal text has been updated accordingly.