Jolaroux Jolaroux - 2 months ago 86
iOS Question

(Swift 3) Trying to sort an array of class objects by Date in swift 3?

I have an array of objects that has a member that is type

Date
, and I'm trying to sort the whole array by
Date
, and it's not sorting correctly.
This is the code I'm using, the name of the array is
alarms
and the name of the member type
Date
is
time
.

alarms.sort(by: { $0.time.compare($1.time) == .orderedAscending })


and whenever I sort it it just doesn't work correctly, and I'm testing it by printing all the values in a
for
loop.

Can someone help me with the syntax for this?

Rob Rob
Answer

The compare is a NSDate function. With Date you can just use < operator. For example:

alarms.sort { $0.time < $1.time }

Having said that, compare should work, too, though. I suspect there's some deeper issue here, that perhaps your time values have different dates. You might only be looking at the time portion, but when comparing Date objects, it considers both the date and time portions. If you only want to look at the time portion, there are several ways of doing that, for example, look at the time interval between time and the start of the day:

alarms.sort {
    let elapsed0 = $0.time.timeIntervalSince(calendar.startOfDay(for: $0.time))
    let elapsed1 = $1.time.timeIntervalSince(calendar.startOfDay(for: $1.time))
    return elapsed0 < elapsed1
}

There are lots of ways to do this, but hopefully this illustrates the idea.