[swift-corelibs-dev] bridging (SR-138)

Keith Smiley keithbsmiley at gmail.com
Sat Jan 2 02:46:47 CST 2016

There's a mention of this in the "Issues" document here:


That makes it sound like this isn't meant to be a long term limitation:

> In order to translate between these types, we have temporarily added a
> protocol to these types that allows them to be converted.


> These limitations should hopefully be very short-term.

Keith Smiley

On 01/02, Drew Crawford via swift-corelibs-dev wrote:
> I've noticed that e.g. String is not bridged to NSString.  The expected workaround seems to be calling .bridge() everywhere.
> 1.  Is there a plan for bridging e.g. String with NSString?
> 2.  Would it be appropriate to PR in the meantime e.g.
> extension String {
>         public func cStringUsingEncoding(encoding: UInt) -> UnsafePointer<Int8> {
>             return self.bridge().cStringUsingEncoding(encoding)
>         }
>     }
>   3.  The README also says
> > We will also drop the 'NS' prefix from all Foundation classes
> ...is that the resolution?  e.g what is currently class NSString will become instead extension String?  Is there a bug open for that?

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