Latest 1.2.1
Homepage https://github.com/WilliamZang/ZTuple
License MIT
Platforms ios 8.0, osx 10.8, watchos 2.0, tvos 9.0
Frameworks Foundation
Authors

The library is deprecated. Please move to https://github.com/EasyReactFramework/EasyTuple

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Why you need it

Sometimes you may need to return multiple values other than just one. In these cases, you can use a pointer, like NSError **, or you can put them into an array or a dictionary, or straightforward, create a class for it. But you have another choice now, ZTuple, it can group multiple values in a better way.

How to use it

You can use the macro ZTuple to create a tuple, and it supports generics. Like this:

ZTuple3<NSNumber *, NSString *, NSDictionary> *tuple = ZTuple(@1, @"string", nil);

ZTuple3 means there are 3 items in this tuple. So ZTuple6 is 6 item. There are 20 classes from ZTuple1 to ZTuple20 support you to use.

The maximum capacity of ZTuple is 20. It is big enough in most cases. If you really need something larger than that, an array or a dictionary might be a better choice at the moment.

You have serval ways to get and set values:

ZTuple3<NSNumber *, NSString *, NSDictionary> *tuple = ZTuple(@1, @"string", nil);
// use the unpack macro
ZTupleUnpack(NSNumber *a, NSString *b, NSDictionary *c, Z_FromVar(tuple));
NSLog(@"first:%@, second:%@, last:%@", a, b, c);
// use ordinal numbers like first, second
tuple.first;
tuple.first = @5;
// use last
tuple.last;
tuple.last = @"last";
// use subscript
tuple[0];
tuple[0] = @"s";
// iteration
BOOL hasNil = NO;
for (id value in tuple) {
    NSLog(@"%@", value);
    if (value == nil) hasNil = YES;
    tuple.first = @3 // will throw an exception!
}
// hasNil -> YES

The lastof the tuple is an alias of the "last element", in the sample code above, it is equivalent to second.

All the elements inside the tuple are Key-Value Observable. If you observe second and last, both callbacks will be invoked if you changed second (or last).

ZTuple supports NSCopying protocol. You can easily copy them if you need.

Features

  • ZTuple macro create a tuple quickly
  • ordinal number properties
  • subscripts accessing
  • for-in accessing
  • NSScopy protocol supporting
  • drop some item or take some item
  • join two tuples
  • convert a tuple to an array or convert an array to a tuple

Advantages

Compare to NSArray / NSDictionary, ZTuple has the following advantages:

  • Supports generics for EACH element
  • Key-Value Observable
  • Supports nil
  • Access elements via ordinal numbers and last

Acknowledgement

This library is highly inspired by the macro techniques in libextobjc.

Example

To run the example project, clone the repo, and run pod install from the Example directory first.

Requirements

Installation

ZTuple is available through CocoaPods. To install
it, simply add the following line to your Podfile:

pod "ZTuple"

Author

WilliamZang, [email protected]

JohnnyWu, [email protected]

License

ZTuple is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.

Latest podspec

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