Objective C’s time in the limelight is coming to an end. As Apple slowly phases its legacy iOS and OS X coding language out in favor of Swift, developers are transitioning as well. A new web-based tool, ObjectiveC2Swift, will help you port your legacy code to Swift.
It’s a simple translator, but a handy one for those that are behind on transitioning to Swift. If your Objective C code will compile in Xcode, the tool should be able to translate it for you.
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If you’ve got code that won’t compile, it also won’t translate with ObjectiveC2Swift. You won’t be using this to solve your Stack Overflow questions, unfortunately.
It’s already a fun little tool, and the creator, Alex Petuschak, mentioned in a Product Hunt comment that he planned to integrate the tool with Xcode in the future. I’m not sure how that might happen (CocoaPod?), but it’s a welcome tool all iOS and OS X developers should familiarize themselves with.