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iOS Closures in Swift 2 Closure Expressions Closure Expression Shorthand

How do you implement multiple parameter sum function?

I want to implement a closure function that takes in infinite number of parameters and returns the sum.

1 Answer

Anjali Pasupathy
Anjali Pasupathy
28,883 Points

To create a function with a variable number of arguments of type Int, you can use a single parameter, with a type of "Int...". This allows you to input as many arguments of type Int as you want when implementing the function, and stores all those arguments in that parameter as an Array with elements of type Int. To implement this in terms of summing some variable number of Ints and returning the sum:

let sum: (Int...) -> Int = { numbers in
    // numbers IS OF TYPE Array<Int>
    var sum = 0
    for number in numbers {
        sum += number
    return sum

sum(1) // 1
sum(1,3) // 4
sum(1,3,5) // 9
sum(1,3,5,7) // 16
sum(1,3,5,7,9) // 25
sum(1,3,5,7,9,11) // 36

I hope this helps!

Thank you!