KSWriter shamelessly rips off Java's Writer classes. It allows you to build up strings, piping them straight through to destination's such as:
- A custom block of your design
This is generally more efficient than building up a large
NSMutableString yourself. When outputting data, KSWriter can perform services like normalizing unicode character sequences for you.
KSWriter also provides buffering facilities for extra control.
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OS X 10.6 or later. No other dependencies beyond Foundation.
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KSWriter.m to your project. Ideally, make this repo a submodule, but hey, it's your codebase, do whatever you feel like.
KSHTMLWriter builds on KSWriter to provide classes for generating string formats such as XML and HTML. It directly includes KSWriter as a submodule. It can also be built as a framework for Mac distribution, with the whole of KSWriter included and exposed.
- The codebase has been collapsed down to a single
- There is no longer a
KSWriterprotocol, just the class.
NSMutableStringis no longer a valid writer; instead create one using
- The primitive writing method is
-writeString:range:which allows writers to more efficiently extract just the desired range of characters, without the overhead of creating a temporary string.
-writeString:is still present, of course, as a convenience
KSWriterinstances have a
.stringEncodingproperty. Even when not outputting raw data, this may be used to optimise internal buffers. It's particularly handy for classes like
KSXMLWriterwho build on
KSWriterand need to know the encoding of their final output
- Similarly, all writers now have buffering facilities available to them
- Writing to