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Q*Bert:
Another mornin' drinkin' sloppy cut-paste job well done!
7:56 pm — Tuesday, 10 January 2017
anonymous:
who?
8:56 pm — Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Counselor of the Exchequer:
> who?

Reading comprehension not your strong suit, Sparky?
8:59 pm — Tuesday, 10 January 2017
WAT:
Here is the original content with the sloppy cut-and-paste job. OMG he said the same thing twice, he was surely drunk.

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Sounds like a very orderly, no-drama transition. Sure curious to find out what the “other space” is, though.

Lattner is a really smart, very well-liked, and deeply respected guy. His leaving is a loss for Apple.

Swift really is Lattner’s baby — he developed the earliest versions of it by himself starting in 2010, before work expanded to a larger group in Apple’s Developer Tools group. (Swift wasn’t announced publicly until June 2014.) The Apple developer community is still in the middle of the transition to Swift. I’m a little surprised he’d leave in the midst of the upheaval. It’s a thriving language, but it is far from a completed project — neither the language itself nor the OS frameworks.

And I sure am curious to find out what his “opportunity in another space” is.
9:36 pm — Tuesday, 10 January 2017
jimothy:
> Sounds like an orderly, no-drama (and perhaps long-planned?) transition.

>I’m a little surprised he’d leave in the midst of the upheaval.

At least it's an orderly, no-drama upheaval.
9:43 pm — Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Going Going Gone!:
He's been working on LLVM/Clang etc for a long time, and probably wants to do something else because he has, you know, skills.
9:50 pm — Tuesday, 10 January 2017
anonymous:
Will the last talented person to leave Apple please turn out the lights?
10:49 pm — Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Patrick Henry, the 2nd:
AWESOME! DIE SWIFT DIE!

Fucking language BLOWS.
8:12 pm — Wednesday, 11 January 2017
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