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iOS Enumerations and Optionals in Swift Introduction to Optionals Initializing Optional Values

9,161 Points

Code not validate

my code is not working. could you please advice in this regard?

struct Book {
    let title: String
    let author: String
    let price: String?
    let pubDate: String?

    init?(dict: [String: String]){
        guard let title = dict["title"],
            let author = dict["author"],
            let price = dict["price"],
            let pubDate = dict["pubDate"] else {
                return nil

        self.title = title
        self.author = author
        self.price = price
        self.pubDate = pubDate



1 Answer

Caleb Kleveter
Caleb Kleveter
Treehouse Moderator 37,862 Points

Notice that the price and pubDate properties can be nil (they are optional values). However, in the initializer, you are failing (returning nil) if they are nil. This is not the expected behavior. You only need to check the title and author values.