[swift-users] the pain of strings

Adrian Zubarev adrian.zubarev at devandartist.com
Fri Jun 30 17:08:41 CDT 2017

let longString = "1234567890"
print(longString.suffix(2)) // prints "90"

Adrian Zubarev
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Am 30. Juni 2017 um 23:45:01, David Baraff via swift-users (swift-users at swift.org) schrieb:

I know, I’ve read tons about about this. I sympathize. Unicode, it’s all very complex.



shortID = longerDeviceID[-2:]	# give me the last two characters

let shortID = String(longerDeviceID.characters.dropFirst(longerDeviceID.characters.count - 2))

I can’t even read the above without my eyes glazing over. As has been pointed out, an API which demands this much verbosity is crippling for many developers, to say the least.

With Swift 4, am I correct that it will be at least:

let shortID = String(longerDeviceID.dropFirst(longerDeviceID.count - 2))

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