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OT: This Swift thing


On 6/5/14 12:18 PM, Michael Torrie wrote:
> No they won't be used in the same niche.  Objective C is certainly not
> used in the same niche as Python, so why would Swift?  I don't expect to
> see any major OS X app written completely in Python, nor would I expect
> and of the core frameworks to be written in Python.  They will be
> written in Swift however.
>

     OS X apps will indeed be written in Swift; esp if they will be 
distributed from the Apple Store--- Python apps are streng verboten in 
Apple land.

     OTOH, much of my Python work is done on the mac for the mac... just 
not distributed from the Apple Store.

     OTOH, it only makes sense to code with Apple's tools if the app is 
going to be Apple Store ready.

     OTOH, I don't view the mac as an "Apple" thing. My mac is a *nix 
clone (freeBSD variant) which is a stable platform for Python coding and 
debug|test.  I won't be using Swift; however, I will be using IDLE.

     JFTR, Apple should have adopted Python3, IMHO.


marcus