[swift-evolution] (core library) modern URL types

Aleksey Mashanov aleksey.mashanov at gmail.com
Thu Sep 21 12:16:51 CDT 2017

I have an alternative implementation of a URI (a superset of URL). It is
quite ready to use but still requires some polishing and adding of
additional specific URI schemes.
It is designed primarily for server side usage but can be useful on a
client too. The main goals of the design is correctness (according to
RFC3986 and RFC7230) and efficiency.

You can take a look at it here: https://github.com/my-mail-ru/swift-URI

2017-08-21 7:38 GMT+03:00 Taylor Swift via swift-evolution <
swift-evolution at swift.org>:

> Okay so a few days ago there was a discussion
> <https://lists.swift.org/pipermail/swift-evolution/Week-of-Mon-20170814/038923.html>
> about getting pure swift file system support into Foundation or another
> core library, and in my opinion, doing this requires a total overhaul of
> the `URL` type (which is currently little more than a wrapper for NSURL),
> so I’ve just started a pure Swift URL library project at <
> https://github.com/kelvin13/url>.
> The library’s parsing and validation core (~1K loc pure swift) is already
> in place and functional; the goal is to eventually support all of the
> Foundation URL functionality.
> The new `URL` type is implemented as a value type with utf8 storage backed
> by an array buffer. The URLs are just 56 bytes long each, so they should be
> able to fit into cache lines. (NSURL by comparison is over 128 bytes in
> size; it’s only saved by the fact that the thing is passed as a reference
> type.)
> As I said, this is still really early on and not a mature library at all
> but everyone is invited to observe, provide feedback, or contribute!
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