Latest 0.5.0
License MIT
Platforms ios 8.0, osx 10.9, requires ARC

Swift Optional extension to simplify conditional expresions in some cases.

Let’s say we have the following code:

let optionalInt: Int? = ???
let description: String
if let amount = optionalInt {
    description = "(amount) items"
} else {
    description = "no items"

We can write the same code using IfLetSwift:

let description = optionalInt.ifLet { "($0) items" } ?? "no items"

So it provides a consise and readable expression.



Make sure that you are using the latest CocoaPods version.

Add the following line to your podfile:

pod 'IfLetSwift'

Don’t forget to update your pods and open the generated xcworkspace file:

$ pod install

You will also need to import the module in order to use the extension methods:

import IfLetSwift


The library is actually a single file so you might simply copy Optional+IfLetSwift.swift to your project.


The library provides two extension methods that can be called on optional values.

  • ifLet: Receives a closure that will be called only if the optional has a value, the closure is passed the actual value. Returns the value returned by the closure or nil.
  • elseDo: Receives a closure with no arguments that is called only if the optional is nil. It is usually chained after ifLet

Please have a look at IfLetSwift.playground for samples on how to use these methods.


IfLetSwift is released under the MIT license. See LICENSE for details.

Latest podspec

    "name": "IfLetSwift",
    "version": "0.5.0",
    "license": "MIT",
    "summary": "Swift optional extension for convinient "optional chaining" calls",
    "homepage": "",
    "social_media_url": "",
    "authors": {
        "Borja Lopez Urkidi": "[email protected]"
    "source": {
        "git": "",
        "tag": "0.5.0"
    "platforms": {
        "ios": "8.0",
        "osx": "10.9"
    "source_files": "IfLetSwift/IfLetSwift.playground/Sources/Optional+IfLetSwift.swift",
    "requires_arc": true,
    "pushed_with_swift_version": "3.0"

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