A type that can be the target of text-streaming operations.
- Xcode 8.0+
You can send the output of the standard library’s
dump(_: functions to an instance of a type that conforms to the
Text protocol instead of to standard output. Swift’s
String type conforms to
Text already, so you can capture the output from
dump(_: in a string instead of logging it to standard output.
Conforming to the TextOutputStream Protocol
To make your custom type conform to the
Text protocol, implement the required
write(_:) method. Functions that use a
Text target may call
write(_:) multiple times per writing operation.
As an example, here’s an implementation of an output stream that converts any input to its plain ASCII representation before sending it to standard output.
write(_:) method processes its string input by escaping each Unicode scalar, with the exception of
"\n" line returns. By sending the output of the
print(_: function to an instance of
ASCIILogger, you invoke its