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Date:      Thu, 11 Jun 2015 15:37:11 +0530
From:      Mayuresh Kathe <>
To:        andrew clarke <>
Subject:   Re: swift under freebsd?
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On 2015-06-11 15:03, andrew clarke wrote:
> On Tue 2015-06-09 21:38:27 UTC+1000, andrew clarke ( 
> wrote:
>> > hi, in case someone missed it, there's been an announcement that apple's
>> > swift will be open sourced soon.
>> > they are going pretty much full-out, even the libraries are going to get
>> > open sourced along with the compiler.
>> > in that case, would freebsd import support for swift within the base
>> > system in the near future?
>> I think it would only end up in the FreeBSD base system if a
>> particular program in base required it. However the general trend over
>> the years has been to remove dependencies from base (Perl, Ruby)
>> rather than add more.
>> ObjC support is in base more by coincidence, because clang is required
>> to build the base system in FreeBSD 10.0 and newer, and clang includes
>> ObjC support. clang will never build Swift apps, though.
> Actually on further investigation, while Clang might support the ObjC
> syntax, none of the ObjC libraries are available in FreeBSD base.

yes, i know.
had played with objective-c under freebsd a while back, and getting 
things to work was difficult as the packages would somehow keep 


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