Quintana Quintana - 4 months ago 9
iOS Question

Using "where" clauses to produce optional types in Swift arithmetic

I would like to trigger conditional logic based around certain UI relationships during user interaction (in this case, I want to call a method when a user scrolls to a certain point in a

). I would expect the following line of code to do this legally, since it is quite expressive:

func scrollViewDidScroll(scrollView: UIScrollView) {
guard let overlap = scrollView.contentOffset.y - 220 where overlap > 0 else {

reactToScrollOverlap(of: overlap)

However, I get the error that the
guard let
requires an optional type. That's reasonable, but I expected in this case that the
clause would naturally introduce an optional, since if the arithmetic works out wrong then there is no matching value of

Is there a way to use
guard let
(or, alternatively,
if let
) such that included
clauses stipulate conditions on the outcomes of arithmetic between Int, CGFloat, or other primitive/primitive-like types?


guard and if let statements are normally only used to unwrap optionals. I'm not really thrilled with this solution, but you could cast scrollView.contentOffset.y as an Optional<CGFloat> to get the behavior you want:

guard let overlap = scrollView.contentOffset.y - 220 as CGFloat? where overlap > 0 else {