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      Latest reply on Nov 8, 2016 2:04 AM by eskimo
      Alexandre Carmo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

        Hello friends.


        I tried write the below line on swift 3:


        let text = UnsafePointer<Int8>(sqlite3_column_text(statement, index))


        But I have this error:

        'init' is unavailable: use 'withMemoryRebound(to:capacity:_)' to temporarily view memory as another layout-compatible type.


        I thinh that Tthis error is about UnsafePointer<Int8>

        How cain I fix it?

        • Re: Problem to use UnsafePointer<Int8>
          eskimo Apple Staff Apple Staff (13,925 points)

          This is fallout from SE-0107 UnsafeRawPointer API, which puts Swift’s type aliasing rules on a firm footing.  I recommend you read the UnsafeRawPointer Migration doc before going further here.

          You wrote:

          I think that this error is about UnsafePointer<Int8>

          Right.  Swift 3 no longer lets you construct pointers of type A from pointers of type B, and in this case sqlite3_column_text returns a pointer to type UInt8.

          There are a bunch of ways to fix this but the best approach depends on what you’re doing with the returned value.  For example, if your final goạl is to get a Swift string, you can avoid the whole issue by using string initialisation function that takes an UnsafePointer<UInt8>.

          let text = sqlite3_column_text(statement, index)
          // `text` is of type `UnsafePointer<UInt8>`
          if let text = text {
              let str = String(cString: text)
          } else {
              … handle the fact that text is nil …

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