18 Value vs. Reference Types
This chapter builds on the lessons you have been learning about value types and references types. You will explore the differences between the two by comparing and contrasting their differing behaviors in a variety of scenarios. At the end of this chapter, you should have a good understanding of when to use a value type (e.g., a struct) or a reference type (e.g., a class).
Create a new playground called ValueVsRef and save it in a good place. Your playground should have the same code below:
import Cocoa var str = "Hello, playground"
You have seen this code many times before: you have a mutable instance of type String set to the value of
"Hello, playground". Make a new string ...