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kelvin13/swift-package-factory v0.1.0
compiler-driven, structured, type-safe source generation. never use gyb again!
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factory
2022-09-29-a

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factory is a structured, type-safe source generation tool. It is intended to be a replacement for (and improvement over) the gyb tool!

factory is powered by swift-syntax, so it evolves with the toolchain. You cannot run it with the 5.6.2 release toolchain, because the 5.6.2 toolchain is too old and does not support the API factory needs to transform your sources safely.

The current toolchain pin is:

swift-DEVELOPMENT-SNAPSHOT-2022-09-29-a

Swift files generated by factory are still backwards compatible, in fact one of the main use cases of factory is back-deployment.

Platforms

SPF officially supports Linux and macOS.

Please note that on macOS, SPM sets the wrong @rpath by default, so you will need to manually add a symlink to lib_InternalSwiftSyntaxParser.dylib inside your build artifacts directory.

Overview

factory was designed with the following goals in mind:

  1. Template files should look like normal .swift files, so highlighters and IDEs don’t freak out.

  2. Templates should be safe, and prohibit arbitrary string splicing or token substitutions.

  3. Templates should work well with documentation comments.

  4. Template syntax should be minimal, purely additive, and source generation tooling should accept and return vanilla .swift sources unchanged.

  5. Template users should be able to use as much or as little templating as they like, and using templating on one declaration should not increase the cognitive burden of the rest of the code in the file.

  6. Templating systems should nudge users towards using the least amount of templating necessary for their use-case.

  7. Template sources should be self-explanatory, and understandable by developers who have never heard of swift-package-factory.

  8. Template users should be able to stop using a templating system, and be able to assume responsibility for maintaining generated .swift files at any time.

In a nutshell:

Basic.spf

extension Int
{
    @matrix(__ordinal__: [i, j, k], __value__: [0, 1, 2])
    @inlinable public 
    var __ordinal__:Int 
    {
        __value__
    }

    @basis 
    let cases:[Never] = [a, b]

    enum Cases:Int
    {
        @matrix(__case__: cases)
        case __case__
    }

    @matrix(__case__: cases)
    public static 
    var __case__:Self 
    {
        Cases.__case__.rawValue
    }
}

Basic.spf.swift

extension Int
{
    @inlinable public 
    var i:Int 
    {
        0
    }
    @inlinable public 
    var j:Int 
    {
        1
    }
    @inlinable public 
    var k:Int 
    {
        2
    }

    enum Cases:Int
    {
        case a
        case b
    }

    public static 
    var a:Self 
    {
        Cases.a.rawValue
    }

    public static 
    var b:Self 
    {
        Cases.b.rawValue
    }
}

Getting started

Check out the Examples directory to learn how to use SPF!

Features

factory extends the Swift language with three attributes:

  1. @basis

    Defines a sequence of tokens to iterate over when generating declarations from a template. It can be applied to a let binding, and it must be initialized with an array literal.

    The declaration it is attached to will be removed from the generated .swift code, along with any associated comments and doccomments.

  2. @matrix

    Replicates the declaration it is attached to, along with any associated comments and doccomments. It takes @basis bindings or and/or inline array literals as arguments, with the name of the argument becoming the name of the loop variable. If more than one basis is given, @matrix zips them, and will discard trailing basis elements if their lengths differ.

    @matrix can be applied to an associatedtype, actor, class, case, enum, extension, func, import, init, operator, precedence group, protocol, struct, subscript, typealias, let, or var declaration.

  3. @retro

    Downgrades a protocol with primary associated types to a protocol without any, and gates the two variants by #if swift(>=5.7). It can be applied to a protocol with at least one primary associatedtype.

    @retro copies any comments and doccomments attached to the original protocol, and includes them in the generated #if blocks.

GitHub

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Last commit: Yesterday
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Release Notes

2022-09-29-a
Yesterday

updates SPF for the swift-DEVELOPMENT-SNAPSHOT-2022-09-29-a toolchain

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