Apple Swift Lead Discusses Swift 5 in New Podcast
Apple is currently working on Swift 5.0, the next major version of its the coding language the company first introduced in 2014. As Apple prepares to release Swift 5.0, Ted Kremenek, who is leading the project, recently sat down for an interview with John Sundell on his Swift by Sundell podcast.
The new episode, titled “Pragmatic Priorities,” is available to listen to starting today on iTunes and through the Podcasts app on iOS devices.
Kremenek is Apple’s senior manager of languages and runtimes, and he is overseeing the release of Swift 5 and is Apple’s voice on the project.
In the podcast, Kremenek covers topics that include how Apple plans new features for Swift, the process by which pitched ideas turn into release features, and of course, Swift 5.
Swift 5’s major focus is long-awaited ABI stability (Application Binary Interfaces), and Kremenek goes into detail on how ABI stability was ultimately implemented and what changes needed to be made for Swift to become ABI stable.
With Swift 5, apps created with one version of the Swift compiler will be able to interface with a library built with another version, something that is not the case now.
The Swift by Sundell podcast with Ted Kremenek will be of interest to developers and those who use the Swift language and want to learn more about the changes and features coming in Swift 5.
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