Hi Swift community,
I was wondering if bridging Objective-C’s @compatibility_alias to Swift’s
typealias is something that we have considered adding support for.
For example, @compatibility_alias is useful for things like adding an alias
like DCColor for UIColor and NSColor depending on the target. Here’s an
example from our codebase:
// For color compatibility, we alias DCColor to the appropriate class
@compatibility_alias DCColor UIColor;
@compatibility_alias DCColor NSColor;
We expected DCColor to be exposed to our Swift code, but it turns out that
it is not. I’d imagine that we’re not the only ones using
@compatibility_alias for similar things and other things that are useful.
It would be really cool to see seamless bridging between
@compatibility_alias and typealias, especially since we’ve seen a lot of
other great backwards compatibility features in Swift 3.0 like importing
lightweight-generics and #keyPath.
Thanks for reading!