While we’re on the subject of Swift:
Fans of Apple’s Swift language can now use their newly developed skills to write software for systems supporting both .NET and Java, including Android.
The Silver compiler, currently in beta, compiles Swift programs to run in the .NET and Java runtimes. It can also produce native binaries to run on OS X. With Silver, Swift developers can share their business logic and non-interface code across the different platforms.
It’s a bit of an Apple news day today, isn’t it?
I do not want to be the naysayer. However given our history with Java and C# patent issues, and Apple specifically designing this language for its closed ecosystem, I cant help but fear potential future conflicts.