Instance Property

magnitude

The magnitude of this value.

Declaration

var magnitude: Self { get }

Discussion

Every unsigned integer is its own magnitude, so for any value x, x == x.magnitude.

The global abs(_:) function provides more familiar syntax when you need to find an absolute value. In addition, because abs(_:) always returns a value of the same type, even in a generic context, using the function instead of the magnitude property is encouraged.