Objc runtime additions.
Objective-C
Latest commit ddef6bf Sep 20, 2013 @OliverLetterer OliverLetterer iOS 7.

README.md

CTObjectiveCRuntimeAdditions

CTObjectiveCRuntimeAdditions introduces the following new runtime additions:

  • void class_swizzleSelector(Class class, SEL originalSelector, SEL newSelector);
  • void class_swizzlesMethodsWithPrefix(Class class, NSString *prefix);
  • void class_enumerateMethodList(Class class, CTMethodEnumertor enumerator);
  • Class class_subclassPassingTest(Class class, CTClassTest test);
  • IMP class_replaceMethodWithBlock(Class class, SEL originalSelector, id block);
  • void class_implementPropertyInUserDefaults(Class class, NSString *propertyName, BOOL automaticSynchronizeUserDefaults);
  • void class_implementProperty(Class class, NSString *propertyName, objc_AssociationPolicy associationPolicy);

Getting runtime information about blocks

CTBlockDescription lets you inspect blocks including arguments and compile time features at runtime.

One could use CTBlockDescription for the following test block:

// a test block.
BOOL(^testBlock)(BOOL animated, id object) = ^BOOL(BOOL animated, id object) {
    return YES;
};

// allocating a block description
CTBlockDescription *blockDescription = [[CTBlockDescription alloc] initWithBlock:testBlock];

// getting a method signature for this block
NSMethodSignature *methodSignature = blockDescription.blockSignature;
/**
<NSMethodSignature: 0x253f080>
    number of arguments = 3
    frame size = 12
    is special struct return? NO
    return value: -------- -------- -------- --------
        type encoding (c) 'c'
        flags {isSigned}
        modifiers {}
        frame {offset = 0, offset adjust = 0, size = 4, size adjust = -3}
        memory {offset = 0, size = 1}
    argument 0: -------- -------- -------- --------
        type encoding (@) '@?'
        flags {isObject, isBlock}
        modifiers {}
        frame {offset = 0, offset adjust = 0, size = 4, size adjust = 0}
        memory {offset = 0, size = 4}
    argument 1: -------- -------- -------- --------
        type encoding (c) 'c'
        flags {isSigned}
        modifiers {}
        frame {offset = 4, offset adjust = 0, size = 4, size adjust = -3}
        memory {offset = 0, size = 1}
    argument 2: -------- -------- -------- --------
        type encoding (@) '@'
        flags {isObject}
        modifiers {}
        frame {offset = 8, offset adjust = 0, size = 4, size adjust = 0}
        memory {offset = 0, size = 4}
*/

License

MIT

Thanks goes to the Block Implementation Specification and the A2DynamicDelegate project for some good libffi samples and convertion from encodings to libffi types.