URLPatterns 0.2.0

URLPatterns 0.2.0

LangLanguage SwiftSwift
License MIT
ReleasedLast Release Oct 2017
SwiftSwift Version 4.0
SPMSupports SPM

Maintained by John Morgan.

🎯 URLPatterns 🎯

URLPatterns is a small library to enable more idiomatic Swift pattern matching of URL path elements.

URL is extended with the method countedPathElements(), which converts the URL's' array of path elements into a Counted enum. Each case in Counted has a different number of associated values, which makes pattern-matching each element easy:

if case .n4("user", let userId, "profile", _) = url.countedPathElements() {
    // show profile for userId

Counted enables us to pattern match paths with any number of elements, and supports expression, wildcard and value-binding patterns for its associated values. It can match based on Begins and Ends, which match based on the first/ last elements only, and can even match a particular path element based on a regular expression. Here's an example of a DeepLink enum which has a failable initializer that takes a URL:

enum DeepLink {

    case home, history, settings, terms, news, contact
    case chat(room: String)
    case profile(userId: String)

extension DeepLink {

    init?(url: URL) {

        guard url.scheme == "myscheme" else { return nil }
        guard url.host == "myhost" else { return nil }

        switch url.countedPathComponents() {

        case .n0, .n1(""):                          self = .home
        case .n1("history"):                        self = .history
        case .n2(_, "settings"):                    self = .settings
        case .n2("chat", let room):                 self = .chat(room: room)
        case .n3("users", let userId, "profile"):   self = .profile(userId: userId)
        case .n1(Regex(contact.*))                  self = .contact
        case Begins("news", "latest"):              self = .news
        case Ends("terms"):                         self = .terms		
        default:                                    return nil


URLPatterns is available through CocoaPods. To install
it, simply add the following line to your Podfile:

pod "URLPatterns"


URLPatterns is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.