Latest 2.1.0
License MIT
Platforms ios 8.0, osx 10.9, watchos 2.0, tvos 9.0, requires ARC

Try allows you to handle Objective-C exceptions using Swift error handling. There are a lot of APIs in Objective-C that can throw exceptions that are simply unhandable in Swift. For example, NSKeyedUnarchiver can throw an exception if you attempt to coerce a value to an incompatible type.

In the below example, we’ll decode an int that was written by an NSKeyedArchiver. If this data actually encoded a float the decodeIntForKey(_:) method would normally throw an exception, but with Try it throws a Swift error, and we can handle it gracefully. The method will handle the error in a more Swift-friendly way by returning nil.

func decodeCountFromData(data: Data) -> Int? {
    let archiver = NSKeyedUnarchiver(forReadingWith: data)
    defer { archiver.finishDecoding() }

    do {
        try trap {
            return archiver.decodeInteger(forKey: "count")
    } catch let error as NSError {
        if let exception = error.userInfo[tryExceptionErrorKey] as? NSException {
            dlog("ERROR: Exception decoding count: (exception)")
        } else {
            dlog("ERROR: Unknown decoding error: (error)")

        return nil


The concept & original implementation was done by Jacob Berkman.

Latest podspec

    "name": "Try",
    "version": "2.1.0",
    "summary": "Handle Objective-C Exceptions with Swift's error handling system",
    "description": "Easily wrap Objective-C APIs that throw Objective-C Exceptions into Swift's errornhandling system.",
    "homepage": "",
    "license": "MIT",
    "authors": "Weebly",
    "platforms": {
        "ios": "8.0",
        "osx": "10.9",
        "watchos": "2.0",
        "tvos": "9.0"
    "source": {
        "git": "",
        "tag": "v2.1.0"
    "source_files": [
    "requires_arc": true,
    "swift_version": "4.0"

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