[swift-evolution] What about garbage collection?

Joe Groff jgroff at apple.com
Mon Feb 8 15:49:56 CST 2016

> On Feb 8, 2016, at 1:16 PM, Goffredo Marocchi via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> On a similar note though, I think if we are taking the point of view that simplifying the memory model and making it safer is worth lots of complexity trade offs I would go all the way in that direction and look real hard at the outcome of MS's project Midori rather than stopping at a GC, but it is kind of getting very off topic so I will cut this short.

A key difference between Swift/ObjC ARC and Microsoft's experiments is that Apple has been introducing these improvements incrementally on top of an established platform. You can successfully develop and ship an app using ARC or Swift today.


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