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How Can I Get The Value In The Load Function To Not Be An Optional?

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Im trying to get the value given in the Load() function to unwrap so it isnt an optional, but it wont unwrap any further and its still returning an optional.

let t = true; let f = false
var saved: [Int: Any?] = [0: nil]

func prog() {
    
    Save(Key: 1, Value: 7)
    Save(Key: 2, Value: Condition(Save: 1, Value: 9, Return: f))
    Display(Save: 2)
    Display(Save: 3)
    DisplayValue(Value: Load(Save: 2))
    
}; prog()





func Save(Key: Int?, Value: Any) {
    var _Key = Key ?? 0
    saved[_Key] = Value
}

public func Load(Save: Int?) -> Any {
    var _Key = Save ?? 0
    return saved[_Key]!
}

func Display(Save: Int?) {
    var _Key = Save ?? 0
    if saved[_Key] == nil {
        print("nil")
    } else {
        print(saved[_Key]!!)
    }
}

func DisplayValue(Value: Any?) {
    print(Value! ?? "nil")
}

func Condition(Save: Int?, Value: Any?, Return: Any) -> Any {
    var _Key = Save ?? 0
    if saved[_Key] is String && Value is String {
        if saved[_Key] as! String == Value as! String {
            return Return ?? ""
        }
    }
    else if saved[_Key] is Float && Value is Float {
        if saved[_Key] as! Float == Value as! Float {
            return Return ?? ""
        }
    }
    else if saved[_Key] is Double && Value is Double {
        if saved[_Key] as! Double == Value as! Double {
            return Return ?? ""
        }
    }
    else if saved[_Key] is Int && Value is Int {
        if saved[_Key] as! Int == Value as! Int {
            return Return ?? ""
        }
    }
    else if saved[_Key] is Bool && Value is Bool {
        if saved[_Key] as! Bool == Value as! Bool {
            return Return ?? ""
        }
    }
    else if saved[_Key] == nil || Value == nil {
        return ""
    }
    if Return is Bool {
        if Return as? Bool == false {
            return true
        } else {
            return false
        }
    }
    return ""
}

Ive gone through the entirety of the code. No function is returning optionals or saving optionals to the saved dictionary. Can someone explain where the optional is occurring, and/or how to prevent it?

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Answer

var saved: [Int: Any?] = [0: nil]

This says that the returned values of this dictionary are Any?. So subscripting saved[key] will return an Any?? (i.e. an Optional<Optional<Any>>), since that Any? might or might not exist, since the key might not be in the dictionary. Any?? is a type that nightmares are made of. Never allow Any?? to exist. Do not create Any? on purpose. And strongly avoid Any.

Replace saved with a proper type that doesn't rely on Any, and this problem will go away.

Following your style, the last line of Load needs two ! to do what you expect (like your Display uses):

return saved[_Key]!!

But this is deeply, deeply broken. You need to redesign your types, likely using an enum to replace Any.

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source: stackoverflow.com
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