“Not my favorite language”

Saturday, 7 Jun 2014

Henning Koch:

I really wanted to like Swift. In a world that has settled on Javascript, an ambitious language design is a rare treat. And all the money we gave to Apple should buy us a decent language.

So 5 years after iOS has killed Adobe Flash, Apple releases a language that looks and feels remarkably like ActionScript 3. Just like ActionScript, Swift is locked behind a $1000 paywall. Instead of bindings to proprietary stuff from Adobe it has bindings to proprietary stuff from Apple.