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macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Feb 4, 2010
Whenever I type anything within the print( ) in the xcode playground. The message displays with an \n at the end of my message. How do I fix this issue?
This may be a stupid question, but I am still pretty new to iOS development.
You can see what I am talking about in the attached image.


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macrumors 65816
Nov 7, 2009
Irvine, CA
The \n is actually a special String in most coding languages. The \ is an escape character in strings, meaning that it tells the computer that the next character after the \ is not a literal character, but a special character signifying something else. In order to print an actual "\", you must do \\. But back to the \n. \n, when placed inside a string, represents a new line, or a return. When something is printed in swift, a return is added to the end of the string inside the print() function so that consecutive print statements remain separate. That \n is just Xcode letting you know that, were you to run that swift code in an actual project, the full string printed out by the print() function to the console would have a return character afterwards.
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