Daniele C - 1 year ago 51

Swift Question

Can someone explain me how to write this function, which should return the

`factorial`

The way I tried to do it gives me an

`error`

This line is inside a dictionary and refers to

`Operation.UnaryOperation`

`(Double) -> Double`

I tried to write the function I need extensively, It should look like this:

`private func factorial(n: Double) -> Double {`

if (n<=1) {

return 1

}

return n * factorial(n-1)

}

Now I need to convert it to a single-line function, how do I do it? would it look something like this?, why am I getting an error?

`"x!" : Operation.UnaryOperation({if ($0<=1) {return 1} else {return $0 * factorial($0-1)}}),`

Answer

Just embed the named function in the closure - like this

```
enum Operation {
case UnaryOperation( (Double) -> Double)
case BinaryOperation( (Double, Double) -> Double)
}
let dictionary: [String: Operation] = [
"+" : Operation.BinaryOperation({ return $0 + $1 }),
"!" : Operation.UnaryOperation({
arg in
func factorial(x: Double) -> Double {
if x <= 1 {
return 1
} else {
return x * factorial(x - 1)
}
}
return factorial(arg)
})
]
```

Source (Stackoverflow)