[rust-dev] Integer overflow, round -2147483648

comex comexk at gmail.com
Mon Jun 23 15:34:37 PDT 2014


On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 5:38 PM, Benjamin Striegel
<ben.striegel at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'd like to also note that Apple has no external incentive to improve Swift.
> Objective-C was a dead language before Apple's fiat rocketed it into the
> position of world's third-most-popular programming language. Regardless of
> Swift's implementation or design decisions, it *will* be one of the most
> popular languages in the world come this time next year (likely accompanied
> by Objective-C's meteoric descent). If Swift were a fusion of RPG and
> Malbolge with an implementation written in INTERCAL, this fact would not
> change (thankfully, the Swift designers have better taste). Why bother
> straining yourself to satisfy a captive audience, when your only real
> competitor is whatever dialect of Java that Dalvik supports?

For one thing, Swift ought to be an appealing potential competitor for
Apple's internal high-performance frameworks, which are currently all
C++.


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