What about the new language from Apple?

Andre Garzia andre at andregarzia.com
Wed Jul 7 08:49:12 EDT 2010


Folks,

I wearing my slashdot hat now, so that means I did not read the article but
will indeed ask questions. Are those blocks something like ruby blocks or
closures? any clue?

Andre



2010/7/6 François Chaplais <francois.chaplais at mines-paristech.fr>

> a good start is
> http://arstechnica.com/apple/reviews/2009/08/mac-os-x-10-6.ars/9
> If I understand well, its about finer granularity and management of
> concurrent process. To allow, this, objective-c has be extended with new
> entities called blocks. Blocks have a very small footprint by comparison to
> threads, so actually it is easer to program because you use them extensively
> with almost no worry.
> Le 7 juil. 2010 à 01:46, JosepM a écrit :
>
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > I read some post about a new language that will be replace the
> Objective-c
> > called xLang.
> >
> > Any idea? This can affect the next releases of Rev?
> >
> > http://9to5mac.com/node/19165
> >
> >
> > We’re leaving this one open to the floor for comment, but would like to
> note
> > that operating systems must also grow, and development environments must
> > continue to re-invent themselves as rationale to give this one air time,
> but
> > there's a rumor Apple's developing a new dev language to succeed
> > Objective-C...
> > DF reports via Michael Tsai one Jesper, who writes:
> >
> > “After watching the eminently early and freely available WWDC 2010
> session
> > videos, I think my scales have finally tipped. It is my belief that Apple
> is
> > definitely working on a new language to surpass Objective-C as their
> > intended, primary, publicly recommended programming language, which I
> will
> > call “xlang”.”
> >
> > Clang, according to Wikipedia,  is a compiler front end for the C, C++,
> and
> > Objective-C programming languages. It uses the Low Level Virtual Machine
> > (LLVM) as its back end. Its goal is to offer a replacement to the GNU
> > Compiler Collection (GCC). Development is sponsored by Apple, and the
> source
> > code is licensed using a BSD-like open-source license.
> >
> > This could be part of the company’s plans as developers seem to be
> beginning
> > to wax lyrical on how Objective-C may need tweaking.
> >
> > Your thoughts?
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