With Xcode 9, a forthcoming upgrade to Apple’s integrated development environment for building apps for MacOS, iOS, tvOS, and watchOS, Apple is introducing a new source editor, a new build system, and compatibility with the Swift 4 language.

A beta version of Xcode 9 was made available earlier this week. The latest version of Xcode brings a host of other improvements as well, in areas ranging from debugging, refactoring, and GPU support to a snappier find and replace capability.

The new editor also offers faster scrolling for any-sized file and easier access to common tasks, Apple said.

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