BitoQ BitoQ - 3 years ago 268
iOS Question

Swift 4 - Ambigous reference to member '>' (iOS 11)

I am getting this misleading error message after converting to Swift 4 syntax.

Ambiguous reference to member '>'

on this line of code :

redCount = alerts!.filter { $0.dangerLevels.filter { $0.level.value == 4 }.count > 0 }.count

full context code :

alerts = realm.objects(Alerts).filter(NSPredicate(format: "department != nil")).sorted(byKeyPath: "departmentNumber")

redCount = alerts!.filter { $0.dangerLevels.filter { $0.level.value == 4 }.count > 0 }.count

The error message isn't explicit at all, can I have some hints ?

Keep in mind that alerts is of type

and dangerLevel is declared as following:
let dangerLevels = List<DangerLevel>()


Here are some additional informations concerning the types inside the closure.

let level = RealmOptional<Int>()

and value is from RealmOptional

public var value: T? {
get {
set {
underlyingValue =

EDIT 2: I have rewritten the syntax for better readability but here are my results :

redCount = alerts!.filter { $0.dangerLevels.contains { ($0.level.value as! Int) == 4 } }.count

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Answer Source

The value is a generic method and when comparing with a literal (that is, something without a defined type), the compiler has a problem to figure out what type to infer there. One workaround is to add as Int to one side of the expression:

(slightly rewritten for readability)

let alerts = realm.objects(Alerts).filter(NSPredicate(format: "department != nil")).sorted(byKeyPath: "departmentNumber")

let isRedLevel: (DangerLevel) -> Bool = { dangerLevel in
   ($0.level.value as Int) == 4
let hasRedLevels: (Alert) -> Bool = { alert in
    alert.dangerLevels.contains(where: isRedLevel)

redCount = alerts!.filter(hasRedLevels).count

What would also work is to define a constant:

let redAlertType: Int = 4

and use it instead of the literal 4.

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