So having just watched a great webcast from O’Reilly on Swift (and certainly having plenty more to learn):
- Protocols == Pure Virtuals
- Generics == Templates
- Extensions == Class Derivation/Extension/Overloading on steroids
- Operator Overloading == Operator Overloading, again on steroids.
- Closures == well, nothing innate, but pretty much same thing as Python Closures
Curiously, and I wonder if it causes problems, that there is no “protected” equivalent. Also from a purely base syntacticÂ level it looks remarkably Scala-like though it falls away quickly on analysis.
Interesting language, definitely. Topic reminds me of Jason Bock’s “If Carpenters Were Hired Like Programmers”.
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