Oliver-R - 9 months ago 29

Swift Question

Say I have the following code:

`import Foundation`

enum Operation {

case BinaryOperation ((Double, Double) -> Double)

}

var multiply = Operation.BinaryOperation({$0 * $1})

//Error: Cannot call value of non-function type 'Operation'

multiply(3.0,2.0)

How would I call the function multiply here?

Answer

Your function is the associated value of an enum value, so you have to extract it first before calling it. One way to do that is to use pattern matching:

```
if case let .BinaryOperation(function) = multiply {
function(3.0, 2.0)
}
```

This can also be written as:

```
if case .BinaryOperation(let function) = multiply {
function(3.0, 2.0)
}
```