Swift Combine: Map Operator Basic of Basics
Map operator exists in almost any language. Understanding it in modern programming is essential. It also exists in the Combine Framework. Let’s learn it! Note that map operator belongs to Transformation Operator by its characteristics
What is map operator
The map operator that is available in the combine framework works exactly the same way as it is available in Swift Language.
Map operator in different languages is also called the transformation operator because it takes an array of items and then transforms it in two completely different set of items.
let formatter = NumberFormatter(0
formatter.numberStyle = .spellOut[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6].publisher
return formatter.string(from: NSNumber(integerLiteral: $0))
Let’s say if I have an array of numbers [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]. If I want to convert or transform these array of numbers into the English Language equivalent of those numbers, it will become like this [”one”, “two”, “three”, “four”, “five”, “six”]
Map Operator takes in an array of items, it can map over it and then produces a completely different type of items.
Map Operator takes an array of items and then transforms it in two completely different set of items.