Apple Announces Version 2 Of Swift [Will Be Open Source]

Apple has announced version 2 of its Swift development language bringing major updates and outlining plans to make it entirely open source in the near future.

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Among the many enhancements that the language will get, the addition of Objective C generics, a faster debug mode and C function pointer APIs are some of the biggest.

Apple will also make available a migrator tool to help developers move from version 1.2 to version 2 more easily, despite the many changes outlined.

Swift will be entirely open source in the coming weeks and the company plans to roll out compilers for OS X and Linux by the end of this year.

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