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  • v4.1.0

    September 07, 2017

    🚀 This release updates the project to Swift 4 with no functional changes.

    ⚡️ BTree is now part of the Attaswift project. The bundle identifiers in the supplied Xcode project have been updated accordingly.

    ⚡️ Note that the URL for the package's Git repository has changed; please update your references.

  • v4.0.2

    February 07, 2017

    🚀 This release contains the following changes:

    • BTree now compiles in Swift 3.1.
    • 🐎 Issue #5: There is a new PerformanceTests target in the Xcode project containing some simple benchmarks. This facility is experimental and may be replaced later.
    • 🚀 (Xcode project) The macOS deployment target was corrected to 10.9. Previously it was set at 10.11 by mistake.
    • 🏗 (Xcode project) The build number is now correctly set in the tvOS framework.
    • (Xcode project) Code signing has been disabled, following Xcode 8 best practices.
  • v4.0.1

    November 08, 2016

    🛠 This is a quick bugfix release restoring support for the Swift Package Manager. It includes no source-level changes.

    🐛 Bug Fixes

    • 🏗 Issue #23: BTree is not buildable with the Swift Package Manager
  • v4.0.0

    November 07, 2016

    🚀 This is a major release incorporating API-breaking changes. It also includes fixes for several high-severity bugs uncovered while working on new features, so this is a highly recommended upgrade.

    💥 Breaking changes

    • ⚡️ To support multiset operations, some of BTree's methods have grown a new required parameter specifying the key matching strategy. To get the original behavior, specify .groupingMatches as the matching strategy, except for union, as noted below. The compiler will provide fixits, but you'll still need to update the code by hand. This affects the following methods:

      • BTree.isSubset(of:)
      • BTree.isStrictSubset(of:)
      • BTree.isSuperset(of:)
      • BTree.isStrictSuperset(of:)
      • BTree.union(:) -- use the .countingMatches strategy to get the original, multiset-appropriate, behavior.
      • BTree.distinctUnion(:) -- removed; use union with the .groupingMatches strategy instead.
      • BTree.subtracting(:) (both overloads)
      • BTree.intersection(:) (both overloads)
      • BTree.symmetricDifference(:)

    🆕 New Features

    • SortedBag is a new generic collection implementing an ordered multiset.
    • BTreeMatchingStrategy is a new public enum for selecting one of two matching strategies when comparing elements from two trees with duplicate keys.
    • BTree.index(forInserting:at:) is a new method that returns the index at which a new element with the given key would be inserted into the tree.
    • SortedSet.indexOfFirstElement(after:) is a new method that finds the lowest index whose key is greater than the specified key.
    • SortedSet.indexOfFirstElement(notBefore:) is a new method that finds the lowest index whose key is greater than or equal to the specified key.
    • SortedSet.indexOfLastElement(before:) is a new method that finds the greatest index whose key is less than the specified key.
    • SortedSet.indexOfLastElement(notAfter:) is a new method that finds the greatest index whose key is less than or equal to the specified key.

    🐛 Bug Fixes

    • Issue #19: BTree concatenation, set operations sometimes corrupt their input trees
    • 🔀 Issue #20: Corrupt BTree merge results when duplicate keys leak across common subtree boundaries
    • Issue #21: BTree comparisons (subset/superset) may assert on certain shared subtrees
    • ⚡️ SortedSet.update(with:) now has a discardable result.
  • v3.1.0

    October 06, 2016

    🚀 This is a feature release extending the functionality of SortedSet and Map with several new methods.

    🆕 New Features

    SortedSet

    Offset-based access

    • SortedSet.offset(of:) returns the offset to a particular member of the set.
    • 🚚 SortedSet.remove(atOffset:) removes and returns the element at a particular offset in the set.

    Range-based operations

    • SortedSet.count(elementsIn:) returns the number of elements in the given open or closed range.
    • SortedSet.intersection(elementsIn:) returns the result of intersecting the set with a given open or closed range.
    • SortedSet.formIntersection(elementsIn:) is the in-place editing version of the above.
    • SortedSet.subtracting(elementsIn:) returns a set without members in the given open or closed range.
    • SortedSet.subtract(elementsIn:) is the in-place editing version of the previous method.

    Shifting

    • SortedSet.shift(startingAt start: Element, by delta: Element.Stride) is a new method for sorted sets with strideable elements. It adds delta to every element in the set that is greater than or equal to start. The elements are modified in place.

    All of these new methods run in logarithmic time, except for shift whose complexity is linear.

    Map
    • Map.offset(of:) is a new method for finding the offset of a particular key in the map. It has logarithmic complexity.

    🐛 Bug fixes

    • The tvOS target now generates a framework that is explicitly restricted to only use extension-safe API.
  • v3.0.0

    September 24, 2016

    🚀 This release of BTree provides support for Swift 3.0, which involves extensive breaking API changes.

    • 👀 All API names have been reviewed and renamed to follow current Swift guidelines. (See SE-0023, [SE-0005][se0005], SE-0006, SE-0118, and possibly others.) The resulting changes are too numerous to list here. Unfortunately, resource constraints prevented me from including forwarding availability declarations for renamed APIs; fixits won't be available, you'll have to rename usages in your code by hand. (Sorry about that.)
    • BTree's collection types now implement the new collection model described in [SE-0065][se0065]. BTreeIndex has been stripped of its public methods; use the new index manipulation methods in the various collection types instead. The underlying implementation hasn't been changed, but making the standalone index methods internal now allows for experimentation with more efficient indices without breaking API changes in the future.
    • OrderedSet was renamed to SortedSet, to prevent confusion with the similar class in Foundation. For a short while, SE-0086 renamed NSOrderedSet to OrderedSet in the Foundation framework, leading to a naming conflict with BTree. This was further aggravated by a naming lookup issue in the language itself that made it impossible to use the explicit name BTree.OrderedSet to work around the conflict. NSOrderedSet was quickly changed back to its original name, but the issue revealed that the two names are much too similar.
    • SortedSet was adapted to implement the new SetAlgebra protocol in [SE-0059][se0059].
    • Lists that contain objects now have an arrayView property that returns an NSArray with the exact same values as the List in O(1) time. This is useful for using B-tree based lists in APIs that need arrays, without copying elements. (For example, you can now use NSCoder to encode Lists directly.)
    • Collection protocol conformance has been improved. List now explicitly conforms to RandomAccessCollection, while Map and SortedSet are now BidirectionalCollections. This required no major changes as these types already implemented everything that was necessary for conformance to these stricter protocols, but now conformance is made explicit.

    🌐 [se0005]: https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/proposals/0005-objective-c-name-translation.md

    ⚡️ [se0059]: https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/proposals/0059-updated-set-apis.md 🚚 [se0065]: https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/proposals/0065-collections-move-indices.md

  • v3.0.0-rc.1

    September 22, 2016

    🚀 This release of BTree provides support for Swift 3.0, which involves extensive breaking API changes.

    • 🌐 All API names have been reviewed and renamed to follow current Swift guidelines. (See SE-0023, SE-0005, SE-0006, SE-0118, and possibly others.) The resulting changes are too numerous to list here. Unfortunately, resource constraints prevented me from including forwarding availability declarations for renamed APIs; fixits won't be available, you'll have to rename usages in your code by hand. (Sorry about that.)
    • 🚚 BTree's collection types now implement the new collection model described in SE-0065. BTreeIndex has been stripped of its public methods; use the new index manipulation methods in the various collection types instead. The underlying implementation hasn't been changed, but making the standalone index methods internal now allows for experimentation with more efficient indices without breaking API changes in the future.
    • OrderedSet was renamed to SortedSet, to prevent confusion with the similar class in Foundation. For a short while, SE-0086 renamed NSOrderedSet to OrderedSet in the Foundation framework, leading to a naming conflict with BTree. This was further aggravated by a naming lookup issue in the language itself that made it impossible to use the explicit name BTree.OrderedSet to work around the conflict. NSOrderedSet was quickly changed back to its original name, but the issue revealed that the two names are much too similar.
    • ⚡️ SortedSet was adapted to implement the new SetAlgebra protocol in SE-0059.
    • Lists that contain objects now have an arrayView property that returns an NSArray with the exact same values as the List in O(1) time. This is useful for using B-tree based lists in APIs that need arrays, without copying elements. (For example, you can now use NSCoder to encode Lists directly.)
  • v2.1.0

    March 23, 2016

    🚀 This minor release updates the project for Swift 2.2, with no changes in the API or implementation.

  • v2.0.0

    March 06, 2016

    🚀 This is a major release that includes breaking API changes, plus major new features and bug fixes.

    🐎 The package now implements all major features that were on my initial roadmap; further development will likely concentrate on refining the API, improving performance and adapting the package to new Swift versions. (Although it is never too late to propose new features!)

    🚀 This release supports Swift 2.1.1.

    🚀 Swift 2.2 is conditionally supported; add -DSwift22 to the Swift compiler flags to enable it. Note that this version of the module will compile with a number of warnings on 2.2; these will be fixed when Swift 2.2 is released.

    👍 Swift 3 is not yet supported. In particular, API names mostly follow Swift 2 conventions, although certain internal APIs are following the new design conventions.

    🆕 New Features

    General

    • The README has been rewritten and greatly expanded in scope. It now includes a short intro and a detailed rationale section.
    • 📚 The term "position" has been systematically replaced with "offset" throughout the entire API and documentation.

    BTree

    • 📚 The second component of BTree's elements has been renamed from "payload" to "value" throughout the entire API and documentation. This is for consistency with other Swift key-value collections.
    • BTree now includes efficient set operations: union, distinctUnion, subtract, exclusiveOr, and intersect. These are based on keys, and exploit the order of elements to detect when they can skip elementwise processing for specific subtrees. subtract and intersect also have overloads for selecting for keys contained in a sorted sequence.
    • 👍 BTree now supports efficient tree comparison operations: elementsEqual, isDisjointWith, isSubsetOf, isStrictSubsetOf, isSupersetOf, and isStrictSupersetOf. All of these except the first work like set comparisons on the keys of the tree. They exploit the element order and detect shared nodes to skip over subtrees whenever possible. When Value is Equatable, you can now compare B-trees for equality using the == operator.
    • BTreeKeySelector now includes an After case, which selects first the element that has a key that is larger than the specified key. This is occasionally useful.
    • 🚚 BTree now defines explicit overrides for the following methods on SequenceType: prefix, suffix, prefixUpTo, prefixThrough, suffixFrom, dropLast, dropFirst, first, last, popFirst, popLast, removeFirst and removeLast.
      0️⃣ The new implementations perform better than the default, index-based implementations provided by CollectionType. There are also new overloads for key-based slicing.
    • BTree gained methods for starting a generator at any specific key, index or offset.
    • The withCursor family of methods now allow their closure to return a value.
    • 🚚 BTree.remove(:) now returns the full element that was removed, not just the value component.
    • Bulk loading initializers of BTree now respect the original order of elements, and optionally allow filtering out elements with duplicate keys. When initializing a Map from a sequence that contains duplicates, only the last element is kept for any key.
    • 🆕 New methods: BTree.removeAtIndex(:), and BTree.removeAll()
    • 0️⃣ BTreeIndex now contains efficient O(log(n)) implementations for advancedBy and distanceTo, replacing their default O(n) variants.
    • BTreeIndex is now Comparable. However, comparing indices only makes sense if the indices belong to the same tree.
    • ⚡️ BTreeCursor now has an element property that allows you to get or update the entire (key, value) pair at the current position.

    OrderedSet

    • OrderedSet is a new general-use wrapper around BTree, implementing a sorted analogue of Set.

    List

    • The generator type of List has been renamed from ListGenerator to BTreeValueGenerator.
    • List explicitly implements RangeReplaceableCollectionType.
    • You can now use + to concatenate two List values, just like you can with Arrays.

    Map

    • 👍 Map now supports elementsEqual, complete with an == operator when its Value is Equatable.
    • 🚚 Map gained two methods for offset-based removal of elements: removeAtOffset and removeAtOffsets
    • 🔀 You can now merge two Map values into a single map using merge.
    • You can extract a submap from a Map that includes or excludes a specific set or sequence of keys.

    👌 Improvements

    • Navigation inside the B-tree is now unified under a single protocol, BTreePath, for all three flavors of tree paths: BTreeStrongPath, BTreeWeakPath and BTreeCursorPath.
    • 🌲 The complexity of BTree.endIndex has been reduced from O(log(n)) to O(1). This also improves the endIndex properties of Map and OrderedSet.
    • Iterating over B-trees is now a bit faster, as getting to the successor of an item does not normally involve array lookups.
    • BTree.shiftSlots is a new internal method for shifting elements between nodes at the same level. This operation is often useful while reorganizing/rebalancing the tree.
    • The bulk loading algorithm has been extracted into a separate internal struct and generalized to allow appending full trees, not just elements.
    • 📄 The generated docs now include nice method group headers splitting the method lists into organized chunks.

    🐛 Bug fixes

    • 🛠 Fixed issue #3, "Crash when inserting Element in List".
    • 🛠 The copy-on-write semantics of BTree.withCursor(at: Index) have been fixed.
    • BTree now never allows its arrays to get larger than their specified order. (Previously, BTree.join could allow arrays to grow twice the maximum size, leading to wasted capacity.)
  • v1.1.0

    February 24, 2016

    🚀 This is a feature release that includes the following changes:

    🆕 New features

    • BTree, List and Map are now their own subsequences. This makes slicing them much more convenient.
    • BTree now includes a family of subtree() methods to create subtrees based on index, position or key ranges.
    • Map now includes a family of submap() methods to create subtrees based on index, position or key ranges.
    • 🚚 BTreeCursor.moveToKey(key, choosing: selector) is a new method for repositioning a cursor at a specific key.
    • 🚚 BTreeCursor.removeAll() is a new method for removing all elements.
    • 🚚 BTreeCursor.removeAllBefore(includingCurrent:) is a new method that removes all elements before the current position.
    • 🚚 BTreeCursor.removeAllAfter(includingCurrent:) is a new method that removes all elements after the current position.
    • BTree.withCursorAt(index) is a new method that allows you to create a cursor positioned at an index. (Note that it doesn't make sense to reposition a cursor that's already been created, since creating a cursor invalidates existing indices.)

    👌 Improvements

    • 0️⃣ The default tree order is now based on the full element size, not just the size of the key (like in 1.0.0). The maximum node size has been bumped to 16kiB to compensate for this.
    • BTreeIndex now includes the slot number for each node on its path, making navigation a bit faster.
    • Position-based searches now start at the end of the tree if the position we're looking for is likely closer to the end than the start. This is a potential 2x improvement.
    • BTree.indexOfPosition now accepts the element count as a position, returning the tree's end index.

    Other changes

    • BTreeCursor.insertBefore has been renamed to insert.
    • BTreeCursor.isValid is not a public property anymore; invalid cursors aren't supposed to leak to correct programs.
    • There is now a shared tvOS scheme in the Xcode project. D'oh.
    • All public APIs are now documented.
    • @warn_unused_result attributes have been added for APIs that need them.