[swift-evolution] Philosophy of Swift

Brent Royal-Gordon brent at architechies.com
Wed Jun 8 19:42:01 CDT 2016

> How would you define Swift in your own words?

I'd say this, rather grandly:

Swift does not believe in the no-win scenario. It does not assume that strong typing must be cumbersome, that memory-safe code must be slow, or that a language must choose whether to be high-level or low-level. If two things are desirable, it doesn't just balance them against each other; it finds a way to get more of both than you would have thought possible, usually through careful design and 

Brent Royal-Gordon

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