Instance PropertySwiftSyntax

    description

    A textual representation of this instance.

    var description: String { get }

    Overview

    Calling this property directly is discouraged. Instead, convert an instance of any type to a string by using the String(describing:) initializer. This initializer works with any type, and uses the custom description property for types that conform to CustomStringConvertible:

    struct Point: CustomStringConvertible {
        let x: Int, y: Int
    
        var description: String {
            return "(\(x), \(y))"
        }
    }
    
    let p = Point(x: 21, y: 30)
    let s = String(describing: p)
    print(s)
    // Prints "(21, 30)"

    The conversion of p to a string in the assignment to s uses the Point type’s description property.