On 6/3/14 1:26 PM, Skip Montanaro wrote:
From Apple's perspective, there's always platform lock-in. That's good
for them, so it must be good for you, right? :-)


The key to this "Swift thing" is the same for the "Julia thing"... LLVM.

Swift is getting huge performance boost from LLVM, not to mention that its not bloated, nor is it designed by committee. ehem.

This has less to due with lock-in per se, and more to do with quality control and consistency. OTOH, it has A LOT to due with reinventing the wheel. I love it. Every time a product comes out like Julia, or Swift, the committee needs to take notice, and perhaps adapt.



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