Swift 5.5 Released!
Ted Kremenek is a member of the Swift Core Team and manages the Languages and Runtimes group at Apple.
Swift 5.5 is now officially released! Swift 5.5 is a massive release, which includes newly introduced language capabilities for concurrency, including
async/await, structured concurrency, and Actors. My heartfelt thanks to the entire Swift community for all the active discussion, review, and iteration on the concurrency (and other additions) that make up the release. Thank you!
How to learn more
An updated version of The Swift Programming Language for Swift 5.5 is now available on Swift.org. It is also available for free on the Apple Books store.
You can try out some of the new features in this playground put together by Paul Hudson!
Swift Evolution proposals
A number of changes went through the Swift Evolution process for inclusion in Swift 5.5:
- SE-0291 Package Collections
- SE-0293 Extend Property Wrappers to Function and Closure Parameters
- SE-0295 Codable synthesis for enums with associated values
- SE-0296 Async/await
- SE-0297 Concurrency Interoperability with Objective-C
- SE-0298 Async/Await: Sequences
- SE-0299 Extending Static Member Lookup in Generic Contexts
- SE-0300 Continuations for interfacing async tasks with synchronous code
- SE-0304 Structured concurrency
- SE-0306 Actors
- SE-0307 Allow interchangeable use of CGFloat and Double types
- SE-0308 if for postfix member expressions
- SE-0310 Effectful Read-only Properties
- SE-0311 Task Local Values
- SE-0313 Improved control over actor isolation
- SE-0314 AsyncStream and AsyncThrowingStream
- SE-0316 Global actors
- SE-0317 async let bindings
- SE-0319 Conform Never to Identifiable