Here’s why an open source Swift doesn’t support Windows (yet)

December 4, 2015

Now that Swift is an open source language, expect an avalanche of new services and apps to flood our digital world. In offering support for iOS, OS X and Linux out of the gate, one question remains: why is there no Windows support?!

I asked that of Apple’s Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi. Here’s what he had to say:

“We’re certainly open to the community creating a Windows port, and there’s a good foundation for that in that the LLVM and Clang environments that are foundations for building and compiling Swift have been ported to Windows.”

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