Swift went open source today. A couple of interesting Tweets:
Apple’s Punch card for Swift. Apple never sleeps. pic.twitter.com/EhArtFB4el
— Matt (@MattCheetham) December 3, 2015
.@siracusa published "Copland 2010" on June 15th, 2010. @clattner_llvm's first Swift commit was on July 17, 2010 https://t.co/7j2r8ntPb4 👍🏻
— Jake Marsh (@jakemarsh) December 3, 2015
Regarding that last one, I wonder if there’s any relationship there, or if it’s purely coincidental. I’m inclined to think the latter, since starting work on a new programming language doesn’t happen overnight. It must have been something they were contemplating seriously at the very least. But as someone who believes that programming languages matter, the announcement of Swift was a momentous occasion. Really wonderful to see all the work that’s gone into it.