What languages can be compiled and run on Xcode latest version.

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by mediaeface, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. mediaeface macrumors newbie

    Dec 15, 2014
    68 Barnes St. Long Beach, NY,
    Hello everyone....

    Please help about Xcode latest version.....?
  2. Red Menace macrumors 6502

    Red Menace

    May 29, 2011
    Littleton, Colorado, USA
    Can you clarify your question or be more specific? Xcode is just an Integrated Development Environment, so nothing runs on it per se. Apple's languages of choice are Objective-C and Swift, although the compiler and various developer tools can be used with many different languages.
  3. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007
    Out of the box, C, C++, Obj-C, Obj-C++, and Swift. As mentioned above though, it's just an IDE. You could write plugins to make it handle any language you want, although the plugin system isn't documented by Apple at all and there's only bits and pieces that people have reverse engineered, so I'm a bit doubtful you'll actually find any plugins to make it handle other languages.
  4. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    There are also a bunch of programming languages (Scheme, Lisp, Basic, Lua, Squeak, etc.) with open source implementations in portable C or C++ code that can be compiled by Xcode. Then run them separately on your Mac, most from the OS X Terminal command-line, but a few are stand-alone Mac apps. Or you could use Xcode's built in debugger terminal to run them completely within an Xcode window.

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