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Pro Easy to debug
Pro Clean syntax
Cor enables you to write large applications by providing a clean syntax, classes and a modular architecture to keep organized code, enforcing the writing of readable source code based on conventions.
Pro Cross platform
Pro Support coroutines
Cor support coroutines which can be chained, stopped, and synchronized, fitting very well into the web asynchronous world.
Pro Hot reload
Cor provides a smooth front-end development by furnishing a builtin hot-loader which resolves dependences and compiles source code on the fly, with just reloading the Web page. You will only need to use CLI tools to deliver a production-ready version of the app.
Pro Concurrent and parallel
Cor allows to synchronize coroutines by passing messages through channels, and supports the execution of many tasks in parallel, all of that by writing sequential code.
Pro Modern syntax
Pro Swift is closer to other platforms
Apple’s modern programming language is easier to understand for non-iOS developers and minimizes time for additional explanations and clarifications. Moreover, Swift can be used as a script language. It is an interesting solution for the iOS community to unify writing of build scripts. At the time being iOS developers are split up in regard to this activity. Some of them write build scripts in Bash, others use Ruby, Python, etc. Swift gives an amazing opportunity to be applied to all iOS programming needs.
More details can be found here https://mlsdev.com/blog/51-7-advantages-of-using-swift-over-objective-c
Pro Works with Apple's Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks
Pro Can be used as a Just-In-Time language
Pro Inherent parallelism
Pro Low memory footprint due to reference counting
Pro Backed by Apple
Pro Performance speed comparable to native C
Pro Swift has some clever tricks up its sleeve
Due to having elements of a functional programming language. Things like 'map' and 'filter' for example.
Pro Uses LLVM compiler and Obj-C runtime allowing C, Objective-C, Objective-C++ and Swift code to run side by side within a single program
Con Work in progress
Cor is still a very much young project (as of November 2015) with just one contributor, few stars on GitHub and virtually no learning resources outside the official documentation.
Con Swift is a moving target
They've released 1.2 so far, and 2.0 is coming soon. Every small update brings adjustments to paradigms (such as how to do type casting) that can be a little frustrating to absorb. Objective C was also constantly updating, however, but not at the same rate these days.