[swift-users] Instantiate Swift class from string

Harlan Haskins harlan at harlanhaskins.com
Thu Dec 10 09:26:33 CST 2015

IIRC this isn’t possible because there’s no Runtime to query for classnames (it’s inherently unsafe anyway).

You might want to look into a better way of doing that you’re trying to do.

— Harlan

> On Dec 10, 2015, at 12:42 AM, Matthew Davies via swift-users <swift-users at swift.org> wrote:
> I am using the Swift build tool & package manager. I'm trying to figure out how to instantiate a class from a string. For instance, in PHP I can do:
> $instance = new $className
> I can (in the iOS & OS X runtimes) use "NSClassFromString", but this is unavailable in the Swift build tool. How can I (or can I?) get the same functionality?
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