Function

objc_allocateProtocol(_:)

Creates a new protocol instance.

Declaration

func objc_allocateProtocol(_ name: UnsafePointer<Int8>) -> Protocol?

Parameters

name

The name of the protocol you want to create.

Return Value

A new protocol instance or nil if a protocol with the same name as name already exists.

Discussion

You must register the returned protocol instance with the objc_registerProtocol(_:) function before you can use it.

There is no dispose method associated with this function.

See Also

Working with Protocols

func objc_getProtocol(UnsafePointer<Int8>)

Returns a specified protocol.

func objc_copyProtocolList(UnsafeMutablePointer<UInt32>?)

Returns an array of all the protocols known to the runtime.

func objc_registerProtocol(Protocol)

Registers a newly created protocol with the Objective-C runtime.

func protocol_addProtocol(Protocol, Protocol)

Adds a registered protocol to another protocol that is under construction.

func protocol_getName(Protocol)

Returns a the name of a protocol.

func protocol_isEqual(Protocol?, Protocol?)

Returns a Boolean value that indicates whether two protocols are equal.

func protocol_copyMethodDescriptionList(Protocol, Bool, Bool, UnsafeMutablePointer<UInt32>?)

Returns an array of method descriptions of methods meeting a given specification for a given protocol.

func protocol_getMethodDescription(Protocol, Selector, Bool, Bool)

Returns a method description structure for a specified method of a given protocol.

func protocol_copyPropertyList(Protocol, UnsafeMutablePointer<UInt32>?)

Returns an array of the properties declared by a protocol.

func protocol_getProperty(Protocol, UnsafePointer<Int8>, Bool, Bool)

Returns the specified property of a given protocol.

func protocol_copyProtocolList(Protocol, UnsafeMutablePointer<UInt32>?)

Returns an array of the protocols adopted by a protocol.

func protocol_conformsToProtocol(Protocol?, Protocol?)

Returns a Boolean value that indicates whether one protocol conforms to another protocol.