Function

objc_allocateProtocol

Creates a new protocol instance.

Declaration

Protocol * objc_allocateProtocol(const char *name);

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

objc_getProtocol

Returns a specified protocol.

objc_copyProtocolList

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

objc_registerProtocol

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

protocol_addMethodDescription

Adds a method to a protocol.

protocol_addProtocol

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

protocol_addProperty

Adds a property to a protocol that is under construction.

protocol_getName

Returns a the name of a protocol.

protocol_isEqual

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

protocol_copyMethodDescriptionList

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

protocol_getMethodDescription

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

protocol_copyPropertyList

Returns an array of the properties declared by a protocol.

protocol_getProperty

Returns the specified property of a given protocol.

protocol_copyProtocolList

Returns an array of the protocols adopted by a protocol.

protocol_conformsToProtocol

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