Latest 0.1.2
License Public
Platforms ios 11.0

Elastomeric is a simple asynchronous Reactive mechanism intended to facilitate UI statefulness. Elastomeric is very useful for storing and reading any data type between files without the need for layers of class variables.



Your app should declare an extension on Elastomer that contain static variables for

//Elastomer declarations
extension Elastomer {
    static var someBool:Elastomer   { return Elastomer(associatedType: Bool.self, name: "someBool") }
    static var someString:Elastomer { return Elastomer(associatedType: String.self, name: "someString") }
    static var someInt:Elastomer    { return Elastomer(associatedType: Int.self, name: "someInt") }

Equality (custom types)

A type must implement the Equatable protocol to be associated with an Elastomer. Sometimes transmitting a primitive data type is not enough for an application’s needs.

struct FilterVCPresentation: Equatable {
    var indexPath: IndexPath?
    var isPresented: Bool

    static func == (lhs: FilterVCPresentation, rhs: FilterVCPresentation) -> Bool {
        if let lhsIndexUnwrapped = lhs.indexPath {
                if let rhsIndexUnwrapped = rhs.indexPath {
                    if (lhsIndexUnwrapped == rhsIndexUnwrapped) && (lhs.isPresented == rhs.isPresented) {
                        return true

        return false

Staging values (write)

Writing new values (otherwise known as staging) is accomplished by calling .stageValue(_:) on any Elastomer. When a new value is staged, all of the obervers registered to listen for new values on the particular Elastomer will be notified.

// 1. Add or change a value on a per-value basis

// 2. All Attempts to stage a value of an unassociated type will be ignored.

// 3. A value may be staged after an arbitrary delay
Elastomer.someBool.stageValue(false, afterDelay: TimeInterval(12))

// 4. Redundant entries are ignored by default, but that may be overridden
Elastomer.someBool.stageValue(false, discardingRedundancy: false)

// 5. Values may be staged in a batch operation
[Elastomer.someBool:true, Elastomer.someInt:Int(72), Elastomer.someString:"goodbye!"].stage()

Expressing values (read)

Reading a current value (otherwise known as expressing) is accomplished by calling .expressValue { } on any Elastomer. Values are delivered asynchronously. Values should be optionally cast to the type you are expecting.

// 1. Recall value from model. Response will be deivered in a trailing closure
Elastomer.someBool.expressValue { (value) in

    //Cast optional Any? as Bool
    guard let bool = value as? Bool else { return }

    //Print result
    print("Boolean derived from value in closure (bool)")

// 2. Recall multiple values from the model at once
[Elastomer.someBool, Elastomer.someString, Elastomer.someInt].expressValues { (dict) in

    //The dictionary contains Elastomer-value associations
    guard let bool = dict[Elastomer.someBool] as? Bool else { return }

    //Print result
    print("Boolean derived from value subscripted from dictionary  (bool)")

Observe values

Any object can register as an observer of any Elastomer (or batch of Elastomers). Any time a new value is staged to an Elastomer, all observation blocks will be called.

// 1. Observe any mutations to the Elastomer-associated data
let _ = Elastomer.someBool.registerObserver { (mutation) in

    //The new value can be derived from the mutation
    guard let newBool = mutation.newValue as? Bool else { return }

    //The previous value can be derived from the mutation
    guard let oldBool = mutation.oldValue as? Bool else { return }

    //A timestamp of the change is also delivered by way of the mutation
    let timeOfMutation:TimeInterval = mutation.timestamp

    //Print contents of mutation
    print("old value (oldBool) was replaced by new value (newBool), (abs(CACurrentMediaTime()-timeOfMutation)) seconds ago")

// 2. New observers will return UUD receipts that can be captured for later retirement
let stringObserverReceipt = Elastomer.someString.registerObserver { (mutation) in
    print("The string did change")

// 3. An observer may be retired with the associated receipt

// 4. New observers may be registered in batches
let receipts = [Elastomer.someString, Elastomer.someInt].registerObservers { (mutation) in

switch mutation.elastomer {
    case .someString:   print("The string did change")
    case .someInt:      print("The int did change")
    default:            break

// 5. A dictionary of observer receipts may be retired together


An Elastomer can notify all of its observers without having to change its underlying value via a .stageValue(_:) call. This is accomplished with the .post() call.

// Notifies all observer blocks

Latest podspec

    "name": "Elastomeric",
    "version": "0.1.2",
    "summary": "A simple Reactive mechanism intended to facilitate UI statefulness",
    "homepage": "",
    "license": {
        "type": "Public",
        "file": "LICENSE"
    "authors": {
        "Christopher Cohen": "[email protected]"
    "source": {
        "git": "",
        "tag": "0.1.2"
    "swift_version": "4.1",
    "platforms": {
        "ios": "11.0"
    "source_files": "Elastomeric/Elastomeric.swift"

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