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Type inference with sane interpolation (which takes expressions yay)! Make for less nasty NSLog.
Dictionary & Array literal syntax. Legit. More akin to PHP than JS by syntax.
let & var seem to hold for reference semantics not value semantics. Think Scala's val & var.
TODO: Does for in take advantage of NSFastIteration protocol? In which case, users could provide iterables?
Expression support for control flow! Pattern matching!
Ranges. Appear to be lazily computed as expected.
Nice overloading of
... to represent variadic functions.
First class functions!
The closure block syntax is a little odd overloading the in keyword to separate the interface from the implementation.
Single line statement closures are implicit return types
Classes look freakishly like ES6/Typescript classes.
Explicit override for subclasses.
Weird implicit "newValue" in setters. You can explicitly set the name if you like though.
willSet/didSet I imagine this was done to keep binding logic out of getters/setters.
? operator is just great, reminds me of coffee script.
Named parameters only exists in methods? Seems like a choice for Objective-C interoperability, feels odd that functions don't have the same restriction.
structs == value classes
enums + Pattern Matching reminds me a lot of Scala's case classes.
extensions lots like C# so far as I can tell, I'm guessing this will be used to replace Objective-C Categories. Extending built-ins FTW!
Protocols now restrict consumers to consuming only methods in the protocol. Awesome!