Instance Method

isLess(than:)

Returns a Boolean value indicating whether this instance is less than the given value.

Declaration

func isLess(than other: Float) -> Bool

Parameters

other

The value to compare with this value.

Return Value

true if other is less than this value; otherwise, false.

Discussion

This method serves as the basis for the less-than operator (<) for floating-point values. Some special cases apply:

  • Because NaN compares not less than nor greater than any value, this method returns false when called on NaN or when NaN is passed as other.

  • -infinity compares less than all values except for itself and NaN.

  • Every value except for NaN and +infinity compares less than +infinity.

    let x = 15.0 x.isLess(than: 20.0) // true x.isLess(than: .nan) // false Double.nan.isLess(than: x) // false

The isLess(than:) method implements the less-than predicate defined by the IEEE 754 specification.

Relationships

From Protocol

See Also

Comparing Values

Floating-Point Operators for Float

Perform arithmetic and bitwise operations or compare values.

func isEqual(to: Float) -> Bool

Returns a Boolean value indicating whether this instance is equal to the given value.

func isLessThanOrEqualTo(Float) -> Bool

Returns a Boolean value indicating whether this instance is less than or equal to the given value.

func isTotallyOrdered(belowOrEqualTo: Float) -> Bool

Returns a Boolean value indicating whether this instance should precede or tie positions with the given value in an ascending sort.

static func maximum(Float, Float) -> Float

Returns the greater of the two given values.

static func maximumMagnitude(Float, Float) -> Float

Returns the value with greater magnitude.

static func minimum(Float, Float) -> Float

Returns the lesser of the two given values.

static func minimumMagnitude(Float, Float) -> Float

Returns the value with lesser magnitude.