According to the earlier promises, Apple’s Swift team has now posted source code for Swift compiler, standard library function and objects. Open – sourcing Swift is an added advantage to the developers across the globe, as you can now use Swift, which will run on a server, along with numerous use cases, bringing Apple programming expertise and aptitude beyond, only making apps for iOS and Mac devices.
“We are excited by this new chapter in the story of Swift. After Apple unveiled the Swift programming language, it quickly became one of the fastest growing languages in history. Swift makes it easy to write software that is incredibly fast and safe by design. Now that Swift is open source, you can help make the best general purpose programming language available everywhere.”
By making Swift open-source, Apple has gone ahead and invited the developer community to make this language programming better, by contributing toward it.
The company states,
” For students, learning Swift has been a great introduction to modern programming concepts and best practices. And because it is now open, their Swift skills will be able to be applied to an even broader range of platforms, from mobile devices to the desktop to the cloud.”
It is yet to be seen how open Apple is about the approach towards accepting significant community, pull-request. In the mean while the company welcomes all, in their official blog they said,
“Welcome to the Swift community. Together we are working to build a better programming language for everyone.”
For more information related to code, check the GitHub repository.