Swift 3.0 to be Released Later This Year, Will Not Be Source Compatible With Swift 2.2

Swift 3.0 to be Released Later This Year, Will Not Be Source Compatible With Swift 2.2

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Apple has announced that Swift 3.0 will be released sometime in late 2016. The news comes via a post on the Swift 3.0 release process by Ted Kremenek, Senior Manager of Source Languages at Apple.

Swift 3.0 is a major update to Apple's new programming language. It contains fundamental changes to the language and Swift Standard Library and is not source compatible with Swift 2.2.

A list of changes in Swift 3.0 can be found here.

Swift 3.0 will include the Swift Package Manager for the first time supporting development and distribution of cross-platform packages.

Kremenek reveals that Swift 3.0 will likely launch late this year and be available via the website and Xcode.

Swift 3.0 is expected to be released sometime in late 2016. In addition to its Swift.org release, Swift 3.0 will ship in a future version of Xcode.

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Swift 3.0 to be Released Later This Year, Will Not Be Source Compatible With Swift 2.2
stupido grande - May 8, 2016 at 6:27pm
LOL, this is what's wrong with society. No backward compatibility. Imagine if electric companies every few months change wall socket design, etc. OK, sure technology changes but come on, offer some kind of compatibility, don't just force us to keep upgrading and spending money because share holders force you to. Ridiculous.
CSci - May 8, 2016 at 11:23pm
I don't think you understand the topic... You don't pay for swift.
Barrett - May 9, 2016 at 4:18am
I think he is referring to the cost of time and developer resources it adds to maintain a project in swift.
YourFault - May 9, 2016 at 12:41pm
It's a new language, changes will be made to it. If you didn't want to deal with these type of things you should've used Objective-C. No one to blame but yourself.
Dominik Pich - May 9, 2016 at 1:01pm
I so agree.. this was SO predictable. companies/individuals that decided to use swift had to know and be ready to change!
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