Archive for October 4th, 2009


Tip: className

So you got some desktop Cocoa code to port that does some introspection, like

if ([[args className] isEqualToString:@"NSCFBoolean"])

and you noticed — whoops! — that -className doesn’t exist in the iPhone SDK, for no apparent reason other than to confuse you?

Well, no, neither did we until today. But if/when you do … here’s the trick to faking it yourself:

#import <objc/runtime.h>

- (NSString *)className
return [NSString stringWithUTF8String:class_getName([self class])];

Now you know!