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Swift TypeAlias

Type alias is technique to provide new name to existing data type without modifying it's original behaviour. That is similar to typedef in C programming language. That are used when simplicity in coding style and that are reliable to provide independence. For example.

typealias shortInt=Int8 

var age:shortInt = 20




typealias keyword are used to provide a new type alias in Swift programing language. In above example shortInt is a signed 8 bit integer. Once define a aliasing name, and use anywhere within the code.


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