Concatening Strings

I have

textView.text="The current working directory is " + cwd()

Why is this flagged as error? cwd is a func->String

Is there a Swift Beginners' forum topic?

Based on your other thread, this is not entirely true. Your function returns an optional String I think, and you cannot concatenate a String with an optional String like this.

You could do something like

textView.text = "The current working directory is " + (cwd() ?? "nil")


textView.text = "The current working directory is \(cwd() ?? "nil")"

Both these variants will provide a default value for the output of cwd() and hence this will always produce a String, and not just the optional String?. Then the concatenation works.

No there isn't. If you have any questions about the Swift language, feel free to ask under "Using Swift" and don't worry if they are "beginners questions". Every single person started out as a beginner.
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