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Would anyone use Swift if it wasn't necessary for iOS?



It isn't necessary for iOS. It's still possible to write every part of an app in only Objective-C, as there are no Swift-only APIs. AFAIK, there are no indications of that changing any time soon.


OK, that it's the preferred (by Apple) language/platform for iOS development? I'm guessing you knew what I meant.


Except it isn't, the vast majority of Apple's internal iOS stuff is still written in Objective-C.


Yes it is. The old stuff just happens to still exist but it's obviously not "preferred".


Sorry, I left out a word. The vast majority of Apple's internal iOS stuff is still being written in Objective-C.


Yes it's a nice language. Now it just needs the libs for Linux servers.




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