[swift-users] the pain of strings

Taylor Swift kelvin13ma at gmail.com
Fri Jun 30 23:48:07 CDT 2017

> Swift's strings were very deliberately designed this way. It's tougher to
> get off the ground, sure, but it's better in the long run.
It probably is, but the correct idiom is not very well known, and sadly
most tutorials and unofficial guides are still teaching dumb ways of
subscripting into strings (or worse, falling back into NSString methods
without mentioning so) so the end result is people writing less performant
code rather than more performant code.
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