Apple announces Swift 2, promises programming language will go open source in the near future

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Date: Tuesday, June 9th, 2015, 08:38
Category: Developer, News, Software, WWDC


It never hurts when a programming language becomes accessible to a wider audience.

During the WWDC keynote on Monday, Apple announced that Swift 2, the update to its Swift programming language, would receive significant changes.

A number of enhancements to the language are planned, adding Objective-C generics, a faster debug mode, C function pointer APIs and more.

The company also stated that it will make available a migrator tool to move developers from version 1.2 to 2.0 easily, despite the fundamental changes to the language.

The company also that Swift will be entirely open-source in the near future, a move that was received with applause from the developer crowd at the conference.

Compilers will be available for both OS X and Linux by the end of the year and Swift will be open sourced in the coming weeks.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via The Next Web

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