9to5Mac writes on an interesting speculation that has been doing the rounds lately. Apple could be working on an alternative new programming language that will replace Objective C as the default coding language for developers on the Apple OS platform.
Swedish developer Jesper writes on his blog,
“After watching the eminently early and freely available WWDC 2010 session videos, I think my scales have finally tipped. It is my belief that Apple is definitely working on a new language to surpass Objective-C as their intended, primary, publicly recommended programming language, which I will call “xlang”.”
The new language is expected to be based off Objective C and still be “modern” enough to cater to all of Apple’s requirements. Jesper says this new platform will give Apple a modern language with a modern environment that is low-level enough to perform at the speed of Objective C and still be thin enough to carry out most of the modern amenties efficiently.
You may also note that Apple has been working on a compiler front-end called Clang to replace the GNU compiler collection. Development of Clang was completed last month and Apple is expected to make the replacement soon.