Swift Decoder/Encoder which converts to/from dictionaries.
This is an implementation of Swift's Encoder/Decoder protocols which uses
NSDictionaryas its underlying container mechanism.
It allows you to take a native swift class or struct that confirms to the Codable protocol and convert it to, or initialise it from, a dictionary.
A lot of the code is actually taken from the Swift Foundation library's own
It turns out that those class actually work by using
NSDictionaryas an intermediate step between JSON and the native type to be encoded/decoded. Unfortunately the underlying
NSDictionarysupport isn't exposed by Foundation, which is why I've done so here.
See this blog post for a bit more detail!
At the moment this module is best built using the Swift Package Manager with
The unit tests can be run with
An Xcode project can be generated with
swift package generate-xcodeproj --xcconfig-overrides DictionaryCoding.xcconfig.
.podspecfile is included. I don't use CocoaPods myself though, so I can't be entirely sure that I haven't broken something (or forgotten to update something).
Please file issues (or even better, pull requests) for support for other build systems.