Eric Yu Eric Yu - 2 months ago 6
Swift Question

swift UInt32 0 or 0x0?

All the tutorials I look I see the number as 0x0 when is assigned to a UInt32

self.physicsBody!.collisionBitMask = 0x0

why not

self.physicsBody!.collisionBitMask = 0

is there a reason for it or just for readability ?


There is no difference between 0 and 0x0, but it's written that way because the property in question is a bit mask, which can be easier to look at in hex. Probably elsewhere, other values will be written as 0x0010 and such, so they've chosen to write 0x0 for consistency's sake. It's a personal preference, so in your own code, feel free to use hex, binary, or even the bit shift operator (1 << 3)—whatever helps you understand the constants and the way they interact as bit masks.