Tool for avoiding using the
URL(string:) initializer with optional result, instead introducing a compile time URL validity check. Note, this does not check for website availability, but if the URL is formatted correctly.
Swift Package Manager
The Swift Package Manager is a tool for automating the distribution of Swift code and is integrated into the
Once you have your Swift package set up, adding SafeURL as a dependency is as easy as adding it to the
dependencies value of your
dependencies: [ .package(url: "https://github.com/baguio/SwiftSafeURL") ], targets: [ .target( name: "<MyTargetName>", dependencies: ["SafeURL"], plugins: ["SafeURLPlugin"] ), ]
// This will compile let validUrl = URL(safeString: "https://example.tld") // This won't let invalidUrl = URL(safeString: "https://example./tld")
SafeURL requires its parameter to be a single simple string literal
If a file contains the comment
// safeurl:warn, invalid
URLs in this file will be compiled and will show a warning instead of an error. Note that this is not recommended, as this will still cause a force-stop on runtime.