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Checking for integer multiples

Available from Swift 5.0

Paul Hudson      @twostraws

SE-0225 adds an isMultiple(of:) method to integers, allowing us to check whether one number is a multiple of another in a much clearer way than using the division remainder operation, %.

For example:

let rowNumber = 4

if rowNumber.isMultiple(of: 2) {
    print("Even")
} else {
    print("Odd")
}

Yes, we could write the same check using if rowNumber % 2 == 0 but you have to admit that’s less clear – having isMultiple(of:) as a method means it can be listed in code completion options in Xcode, which aids discoverability.

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