[swift-evolution] SE-0025: Scoped Access Level, next

Rob Mayoff mayoff at dqd.com
Fri Apr 1 16:19:42 CDT 2016

Check out the `testable` attribute:

Lots of examples if you type `swift testable` into your favorite search

On Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 4:04 PM, John Heerema via swift-evolution <
swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:

> I’m a fan of test-driven development.
> I use it myself, and teach it to students and colleagues.
> One of the nice things about Swift 1.0 was that it was easy to write
> module tests.
> When access controls were introduced into Swift, I found that many
> functions and objects that had no genuine need to be public, suddenly had
> to become public in order to be tested. That just seems wrong to me.
> I’d like to see a way for tests, which are not normally part of the
> module, to have access to a module’s contents (I’m talking source only –
> not packages that do not include source). That might simply be a feature of
> the IDE, rather than a language feature.
> On another note, I see “file private” (whatever it’s called) as a legacy
> of C. I have trouble seeing it as being truly useful, but can see that
> others might have genuine uses for it (actually, I’d like to hear what they
> might be)
> Thanks,
> Dr. J. Heerema
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