That let keyword in Swift keeps bothering me - can we change it to const?
let is runtime constness - once assigned its “const”
const is compile time
It just seems so stupid to abbreviate a variable to var and then not to abbreviate a constant to const - whoever thought of using let is a sadist …
whoever thought of using let is a sadist …
They just wanted to confuse old time BASIC programmers that use Let for variable assignments!
In Swift const and let behave differently
const is always const - always and forever
let is more “within the scope where this thing was created you CANNOT alter it”
Xojo doesnt have this notion of “const” parameters so unless you know a language that does its hard to explain
Swift does not have the keyword CONST
and LET is kinda const. You cannot redefine it value (as you can with a variable). but if the LET value is an object… you CAN sometimes assign values to its properties