[swift-users] file io in Swift 2.2 for Linux (would like to be pointed in the right direction)

Jens Alfke jens at mooseyard.com
Sun Jun 5 13:36:31 CDT 2016

> On Jun 4, 2016, at 6:25 PM, Matthias Zenger via swift-users <swift-users at swift.org> wrote:
> I wanted to use NSFileHandle (for a use case that requires streaming) and realized that this is an API that cannot really be used in Swift because it's based on Objective-C exceptions.

You’re right, NSFileHandle is a very archaic class (kind of a coelacanth) and its I/O methods signal errors by throwing exceptions. It’s almost unique in that regard; in general Cocoa APIs are only supposed to throw exceptions for programmer errors like assertion failures.

> Are there any alternatives?


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