How to decleare char *const argv[] in swift [duplicate]


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I am trying to make a c style array of chars pointer like this:

*const argv[]

I figured out i have to use UnsafePointer<UnsafeMutablePointer<Int8>>

but i don't know how to initialize it.

How can i map this normal Array to UnsafePointer<UnsafeMutablePointer<Int8>> :

let argv = ["/usr/bin/printf", "BBB"]

Thank you


The easy way is to let Cocoa form the C strings for you:

let args = ["/usr/bin/printf","BBB"] var cs = UnsafeMutablePointer<UnsafeMutablePointer<Int8>>.alloc(2) for (ix,s) in args.enumerate() { cs[ix] = UnsafeMutablePointer<Int8>((s as NSString).UTF8String) } var cs2 : UnsafePointer<UnsafeMutablePointer<Int8>> = UnsafePointer(cs)

Beware; cs does not contain copies. Its pointers are pointing right into the strings in args.


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