Swift is coming, Swift is coming

Chris via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at puremagic.com
Wed Nov 25 08:17:43 PST 2015

On Wednesday, 25 November 2015 at 16:02:18 UTC, Joakim wrote:


>> Server Swift might really end up as a niche within a niche.
> Or it might end up becoming really popular, as a compiled, 
> modern language that can be used on mobile and the server.
> I don't really care how Swift does or follow it, but it will be 
> competition for D, as it has generics, unlike Go, and doesn't 
> have Rust's unfamiliar syntax or stringent emphasis on memory 
> safety.  It's an up-and-coming competitor for D people to watch 
> out for.

With Apple behind it, it might become popular, but not 
necessarily in the OSS community. What if Apple started to make 
their own Apple specific extensions that are not open sourced and 
have to be backengineered on Linux. Then Swift would end up like 
OpenStep, wouldn't it?

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