Skip to comments.Apple's new Swift coding language hopes to lock down errors. (Die Objective-C!!!)
Posted on 06/02/2014 5:53:12 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie
Apple's new programming language Swift promises to be easier and faster to code with and more secure.
Swift promises to blaze past Objective-C and Python, with complex object sort 3.9 times faster and RC4 encryption 220 times faster than Python. Federighi promised that developers simply won't be able to make entire classes of errors that currently plague them, even though code written in Swift will be able to run alongside current Objective-C code.
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Simply genius. Makes C# look like a Cave Man.
I’d sell shoes or used cars for 500 years before I’d ever touch an Apple programming language.
“Id sell shoes ... before Id ever touch an Apple programming language.”
Can you keep your eyes open for the best prices for Reeboks? Thanks.
Still using the trusty BAL?
Keep on enjoying your C# - no one is holding a gun to your head to switch.
But you did feel compelled to try to rain on someone else’s parade. Why is that? Hmmmmmmmm
I think I understand your point. It can be pretty daunting to get to the core of the language.
Also more forced type checking, etc. which everyone wanted to get rid of a few years ago to eliminate all that typing, but now wish they hadn't gotten rid of because of all the errors that allowed for.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Time to put "3 Years of Swift Computer Language" on my resume.
Only the greybeards will get that reference. :)
Swift looks very interesting. Seems to be the first language specifically designed to fully exploit the technology behind LLVM. One can only hope that the impressive performance numbers claimed will hold up and that this will cause a rethink in the academic programming language community where everything done over the past decade has been based on JVM.
It isn’t that hard to make C# look like a Cave Man, but after just a few minutes perusing, I don’t see anything that much better than other languages. Is Apple’s Swift related to the parallel language Swift?
I read the tutorial earlier. I hadn’t used objective C but coming from a java background it looked like something I could pick up quickly.
I found that upon a bit of searching. I wonder if they bothered to look if the name was previously used. it appears to be a different language.
My impression of Apple arises in more or less equal parts from the Lisa and Toaster-Mac, the stunt they pulled shutting down the Atari-ST, the lawsuits against MicroSoft, and the junky iphone. No way in the world I’d have anything to do with a programming language fabricated by the losers responsible for all that ****.
And that's where we want those amateurs. Leave the hard stuff to the big dogs.
Apple has always produced crapware, klunky and resource heavy.
Real code on real computers use C++ (and C#) but for real klunky and resource hogging it takes a Java app.
Compass (Control Data assembly language) and Fortran here. Taught Cobol. Did a bunch of C programming later in career and ventured into C++ and Java.
Ohh boy, faster than Python!? Stop the presses... ;-)
LOL! Tech head hunters and HR job posters are the lowest form of ignorant life. I can’t tell you how many times I have read a job posting where they ask to 5 years of experience for a 2 year old product.
This is a serious question, really, but is Java considered a programming language or an elaborate social media driven computer virus?