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Comment: Have to wonder which will come first (Score 1) 122

by SuperKendall (#49516611) Attached to: Swift Tops List of Most-Loved Languages and Tech

Rust adoption seems to have been slow. Given that Swift took a lot of ideas from Rust, and is evolving more rapidly to completeness, I have to wonder if Swift will not take over positions Rust holds before Rust gains much of a foothold...

That's all predicated of course on Swift being released as open source, which will probably happen in a year or so.

Comment: Swift loved 'cause ObjC (and frameworks) supported (Score 1) 122

by SuperKendall (#49515699) Attached to: Swift Tops List of Most-Loved Languages and Tech

I've been using Swift for production work since shortly after it was released (much of it on an internal enterprise application which is how we were able to start using it right away).

What makes Swift really nice to use in its own right is that it has a lot of useful language features (like closures, generics, tuples, etc) with a syntax that can be kind of boiled away to the degree that you choose, to keep code clear and understandable. I think the best way I could describe it, is that it's like a functional language buy is very practical and doesn't get preachy about it.

So already the language is very pleasant to use. The real benefit Swift enjoys that give it such a high rating though, is that it comes with very advanced tooling and a super-integrated mirror-counterpart language (Objective-C) right out of the box.

Think about it, how many new languages like Rust suffer because you have to build up syntax highlighting support in the editors you like, figure out a new build process tailored to that language, how to run the applications and so on. With Swift if you knew XCode you could easily just start writing Swift and all of the annoying overhead was gone. Even if you DIDN'T know XCode, at least it's a pretty advanced tool dedicated to helping produce running code in very short order (VERY short order with Playgrounds).

Then along with that, you have a new language which invariably has some missing features or capabilities, that make some particular thing you are trying to do hard in the new language. Well in those cases, Objective-C is very close at hand - you can mix code from both languages easily in the same class even. For example Swift itself is strongly typed and has very few reflection or dynamic method lookup features yet. Objective-C is kind of the opposite way, full of dynamism and runtime reflective use, so you can jump over to those abilities as needed.

I don't think people outside the iOS community realize just how fast everyone doing iOS development is switching to Swift. Swift (for me) has actually worked really well since day1, the tooling was rough for a while (with the syntax highlighter/code completion crapping out regularily on Swift code) but I THINK it may finally be OK.

It's definitely not a case of people hating Objective-C, because a lot of the people that like Swift also liked Objective-C. It's a case of having some good tools already, and being given another tool that seems to work really well for some tasks and thus appreciating having an expanded toolbox...

Comment: I have a solution (Score 2) 363

by Sloppy (#49514843) Attached to: Automakers To Gearheads: Stop Repairing Cars

OEMs and their main lobbying organization say cars have become too complex and dangerous for consumers and third parties to handle.

It sounds like it would be in the interests of public safety, to use their own quotations to support an injunction from them being able to sell these unsafe cars.

Just as unmaintainable computers should not be allowed on the Internet, unmaintainable cars should not be allowed on public roads.

Comment: Re:workshop (Score 1) 208

Look you ignorant cunt I've already fucking told you how she acquired the games on her account.

You're either being deliberating obtuse or you're so fucking stupid you don't belong on Slashdot. Now fuck off and stop wasting my fucking time.

Fuck me, how do you even get fucking dressed in the morning.

Comment: Re:No, he's not (Score 1) 167

by Cederic (#49512697) Attached to: Assange Talk Spurs UK Judges To Boycott Legal Conference

Do you have any evidence at all that the extradition request received by the UK was not received through the appropriate channels, with the appropriate sign-off from the authorised Swedish signatories?

Just that, if the request was received in accordance with the agreed protocol then it's valid, and must be treated as such.

Whether or not the Swedes behaved correctly prior to following those protocols is not something the UK can determine, and extraditing Assange does not prevent him from contesting Swedish process to get his case dismissed there.

Arresting Assange for breach of his bail conditions and extraditing him would not constitute an illegal arrest in the UK. Now fuck off you ignorant cunt.

Comment: Re:Judicial rules? (Score 1, Informative) 167

by Cederic (#49512639) Attached to: Assange Talk Spurs UK Judges To Boycott Legal Conference

Well fuck you and your total disregard for a fair trial.

Assange is in breach of bail conditions that are not considered excessively onerous, undue or demeaning. He's broken the law by failing to comply with those conditions.

It would compromise his right to a fair trial were he to speak beforehand with a judge that might preside over it. It would also compromise the public's right to a fair trial.

Comment: Re: The UK Government Are Massively Out Of Touch (Score 2) 167

by Cederic (#49512549) Attached to: Assange Talk Spurs UK Judges To Boycott Legal Conference

He's breached bail conditions in the UK. That makes him a fugitive from justice in the UK.

Whether he's committed a crime in another country is totally fucking irrelevant.

The judges can't listen to him because it would compromise their integrity - the absolute fucking opposite reason of your alleged moral corruption.

This isn't even fucking complicated, you're just skipping past the obvious in a blind frenzy to defend Assange.

Comment: Don't divide 200m by 224 (Score 5, Funny) 458

by Cederic (#49512207) Attached to: George Lucas Building Low-Income Housing Next Door To Millionaires

Don't forget the houses need support infrastructure - roads, sewerage, utilities, but also 224 homes will need a community hall, a couple of shops, a decent pub, a medical centre and/or dentist and (given this is America) at least seven churches.

Only a portion of the spend will go on houses.

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