What about the new language from Apple?

Jerry Daniels jerry.daniels at me.com
Wed Jul 7 07:55:58 CDT 2010


Andre...whole endeavor rumored to be very Ruby-esque. I think they are like Ruby blocks.

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On Jul 7, 2010, at 7:49 AM, Andre Garzia <andre at andregarzia.com> wrote:

> 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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