Monday, August 8, 2016

A Much Swifter Future?

Since coding on the macOS version of Aladdin4D has to be restarted from scratch anyway we are investigating migrating the C code to the Swift programming language to help future proof later versions. Swift is a lot more modern than C and is now surprisingly open source as well. A shocking move from Apple Inc that was unexpected. Of course recoding Aladdin4D completely in Swift would be a large undertaking and render the original source code from the OS X Mac version obsolete. It wasn't that exciting to look at anyway so no big loss there.  We would love to hear your feedback on this idea of course. The evaluation process is not complete.