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Question: the sequence of events happening in this code

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When Paul introduced init and deinit for class, he demonstrated the code below.
I understand the syntax, but I failed to understand the order of the code turning out.

Code here

class User {
    let id: Int

    init(id: Int) {
        self.id = id
        print("User \(id): I'm alive!")

    deinit {
        print("User \(id): I'm dead!")

for i in 1...3 {
    let user = User(id: i)
    print("User \(user.id): I'm in control!")

Below is how the code turns out

User 1 : I am alive! User 1: I am in control! USer 1 : I am dead! User 2 : I am alive! User 2: I am in control! USer 2 : I am dead! User 3 : I am alive! User 3: I am in control! USer 3 : I am dead!

Question: shouldn't it be in the order of:

I'm alive. I'm dead. I'm in control

how come the I'm in control showing between alive and dead ?

Thank you in advance



deinit is run when the instance is destroyed, which doesn't occur until the end of each iteration through the loop.

So the sequence of events is:

for i in 1...3 {
    let user = User(id: i)  // 1. instance created
    print("User \(user.id): I'm in control!")  // 2. instance used
    // 3. instance destroyed

I'm alive. I'm dead. I'm in control

If it occurred in this order, the code would crash because when you tried to print "I'm in control", there would no longer be an instance of User to supply user.id.



the reason that I'm alive gets printed out FIRST, is becuaseu it was included in the initializer, meaning it has to be printed when i is assigned to id (i.e an instance is created) , as part of the initialization process (which is NOT optional or could be skipped)

Right ?


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