Swift vs Objective-C

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by nightstalkerz, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. nightstalkerz macrumors 6502

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    Does any developer have any information about Swift vs Objective-C regarding memory usage and app size?
     
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  3. mrxak macrumors 68000

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    I would be very surprised if anyone had managed to write and compile a Swift program successfully already they could use to compare seriously with anything written in Objective-C. This is the kind of thing that will take a lot more than a week.

    Maybe next fall, at the iPhone event when iOS 8 goes live, Apple will have some carefully chosen data to share from a developer they've invited on stage. Most likely you won't get really useful information about this until months after that.
     
  4. Zwopple macrumors regular

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    It's going to be pretty similar to Objective-C based on what I've done thus far. You have to remember for the most part you're still creating Objective-C objects and running logic on them. It's still reference counted and still native machine code so memory usage shouldn't bloat.
     

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