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public by marksimon232  3569  2  6  0

Swift: .max and .min properties

If you have code around that uses lots of F’s (e.g. 0xFFFFFFFF) or capital letters (e.g. UINT32_MAX), consider replacing these constants with built-in Swift versions.
Swift offers .max and .min properties for many numeric types. For example:

public func Random01() -> Double {
    return Double(arc4random()) / Double(UInt32.max)

public by marksimon232  3627  0  6  0

Swift2: DebugPrint differentiation

Find items that printed differently in debugPrint than they did in print.
import Cocoa

// Items to check
//let x = "Snoop"
//let x = 1...5
let x = UnicodeScalar(0x1f601)

// Build test cases
var a = ""; print(x, &a, appendNewline:false); print(a)
var b = ""; debugPrint(x, &b, appendNewline:false); print(b)

// Compare and alert
func ExitAfter(t: Double, _ status: Int32) {
        numericCast(UInt64(t * Double(NSEC_PER_SEC)))), 

if a != b {
    // Success
    NSSound(named: "Sosumi")?.play()
    ExitAfter(0.5, 0)
    CFRunLoopRun() // stick around to produce sound
} else {print("No")}

public by marksimon232  4558  2  6  1

Swift 2: Creating the date Formatter

internal func BuildSimpleTimeFormatter() -> NSDateFormatter {
    let dateFormatter = NSDateFormatter()
    dateFormatter.dateFormat = NSDateFormatter.dateFormatFromTemplate("mm:ss:SSS", options: 0, locale: NSLocale.currentLocale())
    return dateFormatter

internal let dateFormatter = BuildSimpleTimeFormatter()

public func SWLog(format: String, _ args: CVarArgType...) {
    #if DEBUG
        let timeString = dateFormatter.stringFromDate(NSDate())
        print("\(timeString): " + String(format: format, arguments: args), &errStream)

public by marksimon232  2977  0  7  1

Swift: Revisiting printing with string formats

You pass NSLog a format string followed by a variadic list of Objective-C-compatible parameters. 
The parameters map to specifiers embedded within the format string.

NSLog("Dictionary: %@, Double: %0.2f", ["Hello":3], 2.7)            

public by marksimon232  283268  0  7  1

Swift 2: Custom logger that mimics NSLog

Using this initializer, you can easily build a custom logger that mimics NSLog:
public func SWLog(format: String, _ args: CVarArgType...) {
    let dateFormatter = NSDateFormatter()
    dateFormatter.dateFormat = 
            "mm:ss:SSS", options: 0, 
            locale: NSLocale.currentLocale())
    let timeString = 
    print("\(timeString): " + 
        String(format: format, arguments: args))