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Swift: Apple's next-generation programming language 4 years in the making


Nov 15, 2013


Swift was one of the biggest surprises at WWDC 2014. It was started roughly 4 years ago as one of several explorations into what would replace Apple's venerable Object-C language. Swift was spearheaded by Chris Lattner, head of Apple's developer tools department, who also lead LLVM (lower level virtual machine) and Clang. Lattner shared on his site, nondot:

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