Swift version: 5.2
If you've ever come across the error message "No 'ceil' candidates produce the expected contextual result type 'Int'" – which can happen with calls to
round() – it's usually down to Swift being unable to satisfy type requirements you have asked for.
Put simply, you might think calling
ceil() rounds a floating-point number up to its nearest integer, but actually it doesn't return an integer at all: if you give it a
Float it returns a
Float, and if you give it a
Double it returns a
So, this code works because
c ends up being a
let a = 0.5 let c = ceil(a)
…whereas this code causes your exact issue because it tries to force a
Double into an
Int without a typecast:
let c: Int = ceil(a)
If you need
c to be an integer, the solution is to convert the return value of
ceil() to be an integer, like this:
let c = Int(ceil(a))
The same is true of the
round() functions, so you'd need the same solution.
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