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iOS Developer Interview Questions

When would you use @autoclosure?

Suggested approach: There are a few ways you could tackle this, but I would recommend either talking about the && operator or the assert() function – something you use regularly, and so feel comfortable talking about in detail.

First, start with a simple definition: @autoclosure silently turns a function’s parameter into a closure so that it can be executed on demand rather than immediately. Now, pick a specific example such as assert() and explain why it’s used – the autoclosure behavior here ensures our assertion doesn’t happen in release mode, so it won’t have a performance impact when we ship apps to the App Store.

  Estimated difficulty: Advanced

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