Apple’s Swift language since it’s release in September 2014 has already caused much controversy. In this post I will try to provide arguments for and AGAINST using Swift in your projects.
- Swift cannot be mixed with C and C++ code - for each function/class you want to use in your Swift code you must create an Objective C wrapper and include it in the bridging header of your project.
- Compared to Obj-C, syntax is cleaner and easier to read:
myObj.doSomething(foo, anotherArg: bar)is shorter and much prettier than
[myObj doSomethingWithArg:foo anotherArg:bar];
This list is far from complete and will be frequently updated.