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Kevin Gary
Kevin Gary
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when I type var optionalString: String? = "hello" it gives me back "hello" not [some "hello"]. Any ideas?

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var optionalString: String? = "hello"

What do you mean by [Some "Hello"]? The above code is assigning the value of Hello to a optional string.