[swift-evolution] SwiftScript

Constantino Tsarouhas ctxppc at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 17:40:22 CST 2015

Swift can already be used as a scripting language on OS X. Just chmod+x and shebang the file (#!/usr/bin/env xcrun swift -i).

As for using it on iOS and the web in the same way as JavaScript/ECMAScript, I personally think Swift is too young for that. IIRC, the authors wanted to go for systems programming next. But I certainly hope Swift’s popularity explodes into all kinds of domains and environments. :-)

> On 04 Dec 2015, at 00:32, swift-evolution-request at swift.org wrote:
> From: Dave Thornton <dave.thornton at me.com <mailto:dave.thornton at me.com>>
> Date: 4 December 2015 at 00:22:10 GMT+1
> To: swift-evolution at swift.org <mailto:swift-evolution at swift.org>
> Subject: [swift-evolution] SwiftScript
> Swift is great.  I'd like to see a syntactically equivalent script language available for OS X, iOS and other platforms.
> This is a big task, and one that probably falls way outside of the objectives of the core swift language evolution.
> But... Does anyone else think it's a good idea / bad idea?  How and where should we start ?
> Sent from my iPad

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