Instance Method

compare(_:options:)

Compares the string with the specified string using the given options.

Declaration

func compare(_ string: String, options mask: NSString.CompareOptions = []) -> ComparisonResult

Parameters

aString

The string with which to compare the receiver.

This value must not be nil. If this value is nil, the behavior is undefined and may change in future versions of macOS.

mask

Options for the search—you can combine any of the following using a C bitwise OR operator: caseInsensitive, literal, numeric. See String Programming Guide for details on these options.

Return Value

Returns an ComparisonResult value that indicates the lexical ordering. orderedAscending the receiver precedes aString in lexical ordering, orderedSame the receiver and aString are equivalent in lexical value, and orderedDescending if the receiver follows aString.

Discussion

This method is equivalent to invoking compare(_:options:range:) with a given mask as the options and the receiver’s full extent as the range.

See Also

Identifying and Comparing Strings

func caseInsensitiveCompare(String)

Returns the result of invoking compare(_:options:) with NSCaseInsensitiveSearch as the only option.

func localizedCaseInsensitiveCompare(String)

Compares the string with a given string using a case-insensitive, localized, comparison.

func compare(String)

Returns the result of invoking compare(_:options:range:) with no options and the receiver’s full extent as the range.

func localizedCompare(String)

Compares the string and a given string using a localized comparison.

func compare(String, options: NSString.CompareOptions = [], range: NSRange, locale: Any?)

Compares the string using the specified options and returns the lexical ordering for the range.

func localizedStandardCompare(String)

Compares strings as sorted by the Finder.

func hasPrefix(String)

Returns a Boolean value that indicates whether a given string matches the beginning characters of the receiver.

func hasSuffix(String)

Returns a Boolean value that indicates whether a given string matches the ending characters of the receiver.

func isEqual(to: String)

Returns a Boolean value that indicates whether a given string is equal to the receiver using a literal Unicode-based comparison.

var hash: Int

An unsigned integer that can be used as a hash table address.