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Apple’s Swift Programming Language Is Now Open Source

As promised, Apple has released the source code to its Swift programming language under the Apache 2.0 license (with a Runtime Library Exception). Apple has set up a Web site for Swift, with links to the source code, documentation, community, and more. The source code itself is hosted in a GitHub project, including a version for the Ubuntu distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system. Kudos to Apple for following through on this promise — the question is if Swift is an interesting enough language to gain traction on non-Apple platforms.Generic Globefollow link


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Josh Centers  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2015-12-03 15:24
If you can't get to, here's a link to the GitHub project: