Introduction to Swift Keypaths

Generic Types

Generic Types

We don't always have to spell out the two generic types Root and Value. We can, for example, write a generic function that works for any object with any property:

func accept<MyRoot, MyValue>(_ object: MyRoot, keyPath: KeyPath<MyRoot, MyValue>) {
  print(object[keyPath: keyPath])
}

Here, we introduce the generic types MyRoot and MyValue specifically for our accept function and also use them for our KeyPath<MyRoot, MyValue> definition. Now, we can use this function for different keypaths:

accept(user, keyPath: \User.username)
accept("", keyPath: \String.count)