[swift-evolution] Question about SE-0057 "Importing Objective-C Lightweight Generics"

Joe Groff jgroff at apple.com
Thu Apr 14 16:56:58 CDT 2016

> On Apr 14, 2016, at 2:06 PM, Michael Peternell via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/proposals/0057-importing-objc-generics.md
> How can Swift know if an Objective-C class implements +/- classForGenericArgumentAtIndex: at compile time? Does it look at the object code? Or does it look at the header file? Or maybe there is a third option?
> I'm asking, because this may lead to misunderstandings if the method needs to be there in the header file, but Objective-C programmers are not aware that they have to declare that method.

It needs to be present in the header at compile time.


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