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digitalmars.D - Swift's plan for world domination

reply Joakim <dlang joakim.fea.st> writes:
Just finished listening to an interesting podcast with Chris 
Lattner, creator of Swift, about what went into the language, 
including mentioning D as one of its many influences, saying he 
wants it everywhere from linux servers to systems programming, 
and explaining their choice of ARC over GC.

podcast - http://atp.fm/205
transcript - http://atp.fm/205-chris-lattner-interview-transcript
Jan 24
parent Ola Fosheim =?UTF-8?B?R3LDuHN0YWQ=?= writes:
On Tuesday, 24 January 2017 at 20:13:21 UTC, Joakim wrote:
 Just finished listening to an interesting podcast with Chris 
 Lattner, creator of Swift, about what went into the language, 
 including mentioning D as one of its many influences, saying he 
 wants it everywhere from linux servers to systems programming, 
 and explaining their choice of ARC over GC.

 podcast - http://atp.fm/205
 transcript - 
 http://atp.fm/205-chris-lattner-interview-transcript
Thanks for the transcript link. :-) I wonder if his work at Tesla involves turning Swift into a system programming language. I found the following quote interesting: «I think it's very likely that Swift will get features for memory-ownership control, which will allow really, really high performance: it will allow solving performance problems with ARC, for example. Unlike Rust, we can't make that be a core part of the type system that everybody has to use. It has to be something that sufficiently smart programmers, when they're solving a specific performance problem, end up using, or an embedded-kernel programmer might want to use, but an application developer can [1:09:30] completely ignore»
Jan 25