“As promised earlier in the year, Apple’s Swift team has now posted source code for the Swift compiler and standard library functions and objects,” Benjamin Mayo reports for 9to5Mac.
“Open-sourcing Swift is a big win for the developer community as it means Swift can now be setup to run on a server and many other use cases,” Mayo reports, “bringing Apple programming talent and expertise beyond ‘just’ making apps iOS devices and Macs.”
“Making Swift open-source also gives the developer community as a whole more confidence in the language,” Mayo reports. “Theoretically, if Apple ever decided to move away from Swift (which is unlikely), the language could be picked up by others and continue development and existing codebases could continue to be supported.”
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MacDailyNews Note: The Swift.org website is currently under much duress.
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