Debugging optionals

We have already seen a couple of the compiler errors we will commonly see because of optionals. If we try to call a method on an optional that we intended to call on the wrapped value, we will get an error. If we try to unwrap a value that is not actually optional, we will also get an error. We also need to be prepared for the runtime errors that optionals can cause.

As we have discussed, optionals cause runtime errors that are also referred to as crashes, if you try to forcefully unwrap one that is nil. This can happen with both explicit and implicitly forced unwrapping. If you have followed my advice so far in this chapter, this should be a rare occurrence. However, we all end up working with a third party code and maybe they ...

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