Xcode 6 beta 3 is now available for download

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  1. Amazing Iceman macrumors 68040

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  2. dejo, Jul 11, 2014
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    I encountered a login during the download process, so I'm not sure it's wide-open yet.

    P.S. It was: Posted: Jul 7, 2014
     
  3. ArtOfWarfare macrumors 604

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    I have two logins: a personal one whose paid membership ended earlier this year, and a company one that has an active paid membership right now.

    I tried using the personal one, which isn't a paying member right now, and it let me start the download without complaint. It says 12 more minutes before it finishes downloading.
     
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    Yes, that's what I have experienced as a non-paying member.
    Apparently it's now an open beta.
    Now I have all I need to start working with Swift, except the time to sit down in peace and quiet to do it. :(

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    You would still need to register as a Developer (no need to enrolled into a paid program).
     
  5. ArtOfWarfare macrumors 604

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    The download finished and I gave it a quick try. My old example,

    Code:
    (a, b) = (b, a)
    No longer crashes it and, furthermore, it works! So Swift joins Python and other modern languages in having the ability to do easy one line variables swaps without having to write a seperate swap method.
     
  6. xStep, Jul 12, 2014
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    Although a nice to have feature, I can't recall the last time I needed it in my 26 years of production coding. Its importance is minuscule to me. ;)
     
  7. ArtOfWarfare macrumors 604

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    I concur that it is of virtually no importance, but I've heard from multiple people that when they applied for a Python programming position, they were asked to give a one line swap without any functions.

    I think in C it's also possible using bitwise XORs (and semicolons to seperate statements)...
     

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