Swift is coming, Swift is coming
Chris via Digitalmars-d
digitalmars-d at puremagic.com
Wed Nov 25 02:38:51 PST 2015
On Wednesday, 25 November 2015 at 10:24:14 UTC, Joakim wrote:
> Apple announced earlier this year that Swift will be ported to
> linux and open-sourced, so yes, it will.
Then I suppose that companies who use Linux servers and also
develop for iOS may adopt it.
However, there are two factors to be considered.
1) it might not be worth the hassle to use swift on the server.
If you also cater for Android etc., you would either lock
yourself in or have to maintain two systems.
2) Linux people are naturally skeptical of anything coming from a
big company. What if the Linux version always lags behind,
because it's not top priority? What if certain new features are
Apple only (to give their own servers an advantage)? What if this
causes a mess of Linux patches and 3rd party libraries?
Server Swift might really end up as a niche within a niche.
> It also mentions Go and Rust as alternatives.
You would expect that alright, but D mentioned together with the
marketing giants Apple and Google? That's nice. In this way
people will read about Swift and hear "D" as well.
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