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iOS Swift Enums and Structs Structs and their Methods Initializers

Josh Schlabach
Josh Schlabach
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What does "self " do in my code?

I forgot what self does in our code, and it's confusing me. Could someone give me a real life world example and explain it to me? Thanks!

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Josh Schlabach it returns the current instance or object your in. So if your in a view controller class and you run self, you're returning that class

in the video he makes a good point. init(firstName : String, lastName: String) { self.firstName = firstName self.lastName = lastName } casn be this instead, there is a difference between stored property and parameter name, which was not clear to me before. init(fName: String, lName: String) { self.firstName = fName self.lastName = lName }