Instance Method

remove(at:)

Removes and returns the element at the specified position.

Declaration

@discardableResult mutating func remove(at position: Index) -> Character

Parameters

position

The position of the element to remove. position must be a valid index of the collection that is not equal to the collection’s end index.

Return Value

The removed element.

Discussion

All the elements following the specified position are moved to close the gap. This example removes the middle element from an array of measurements.

var measurements = [1.2, 1.5, 2.9, 1.2, 1.6]
let removed = measurements.remove(at: 2)
print(measurements)
// Prints "[1.2, 1.5, 1.2, 1.6]"

Calling this method may invalidate any existing indices for use with this collection.

Complexity: O(n), where n is the length of the collection.

See Also

Removing Substrings

func remove(at: String.Index) -> Character

Removes and returns the character at the specified position.

func removeAll(keepingCapacity: Bool)

Replaces this string with the empty string.

func removeAll(where: (Character) -> Bool)

Removes all the elements that satisfy the given predicate.

func removeFirst() -> Character

Removes and returns the first element of the collection.

func removeFirst(Int)

Removes the specified number of elements from the beginning of the collection.

func removeLast() -> Character

Removes and returns the last element of the collection.

func removeLast(Int)

Removes the specified number of elements from the end of the collection.

func removeSubrange(Range<String.Index>)

Removes the characters in the given range.

func removeSubrange(Range<Index>)

Removes the elements in the specified subrange from the collection.

func removeSubrange<R>(R)

Removes the elements in the specified subrange from the collection.

func filter((Character) -> Bool) -> String

Returns a new collection of the same type containing, in order, the elements of the original collection that satisfy the given predicate.

func drop(while: (Character) -> Bool) -> Substring

Returns a subsequence by skipping elements while predicate returns true and returning the remaining elements.

func dropFirst(Int) -> Substring

Returns a subsequence containing all but the given number of initial elements.

func dropLast(Int) -> Substring

Returns a subsequence containing all but the specified number of final elements.

func popLast() -> Character?

Removes and returns the last element of the collection.