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Stringified selectors are deprecated

Available from Swift 2.2

Paul Hudson      @twostraws

One unwelcome quirk of Swift before 2.2 was that selectors could be written as strings, like this:

navigationItem.rightBarButtonItem = UIBarButtonItem(title: "Tap!", style: .Plain, target: self, action: "buttonTaped")

If you look closely, I wrote "buttonTaped" rather than "buttonTapped", but Xcode wasn't able to notify me of my mistake if either of those methods didn't exist.

This has been resolved as of Swift 2.2: using strings for selectors has been deprecated, and you should now write #selector(buttonTapped) in that code above. If the buttonTapped() method doesn't exist, you'll get a compile error – another whole class of bugs eliminated at compile time!

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