Swift vs Objective-C

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

  1. nightstalkerz macrumors 6502

    May 9, 2013
    Does any developer have any information about Swift vs Objective-C regarding memory usage and app size?
  2. balamw Moderator


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    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    MOD NOTE: moved your thread to the programming forums where it may get more visibility.

  3. mrxak macrumors 68000

    Apr 16, 2004
    Drifting through space in a broken escape pod
    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

    Dec 27, 2008
    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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