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Swift Goes Open Source

Back at WWDC, Apple promised Swift would go open source by the end of the year. Today’s the day. The website has been overwhelmed most of the day, so if you can’t reach it, you can peruse Apple’s GitHub project.

A lot of interesting reading, including this page on the evolution of the language. For example, Swift 3.0, scheduled for late next year, will eliminate the ++ and -- operators.

Also interesting: Swift 3 is set to include a parallel implementation of the Foundation framework:

This project provides an implementation of the Foundation API for platforms where there is no Objective-C runtime. On OS X, iOS, and other Apple platforms, apps should use the Foundation that comes with the operating system. Our goal is to abstract away the exact underlying platform as much as possible.

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Thursday, 3 December 2015