Operation Halland youtube
The week of wwdc 23 is going towards it end, but we on exercism has one final announcement.
This is the first operation on the Swift track, operations aim to deliver bigger content pieces compared to our ongoing work (like fixes, adding exercises etc).
It is an operation since this will be released over a period (likely 1-2 weeks).
- The swift runner runs 5.8
- Various new features
This update includes official support for 5.8 this updates the track from Swift 5.5.3 and gives all the latest features.
The new test runner also utilizes the brand new syntax parser which went along with 5.8. The parser aims to replace the current one which Swift uses and should help with giving the test runner feature proofing. For now, this parser is only used to parse the fest file so it doesn’t affect user code.
With the new parser have we been able to add task id, to this to be enabled do the test files need to be updated which will occur under this operation. This hopefully results in an enchanted learning experience.
The new parser also allows us to show the test code which was run. This should help when debugging to at a glance be able to tell which test case caused it.
This update aims to make the test runner more stable and give better messaging to the user. This is done with more stable tooling and reworking the test runner so it is smaller in size so it goes faster to debug.
I have done some testing on the site and the test runner seems to be failing far less compared to the old one (I haven’t noticed a single case).
This update includes major changes, issues will likely come up since it is both a swift update and a quite major test-runner update. Find any bugs, either open a new forum post on this forum or send a message to me on discord my name is @meatball.
Current known issues:
On concept exercise so is only the first test run
The cause has been found and a fix should be published soon.