protocol Hashable

Instances of conforming types provide an integer hashValue and can be used as Dictionary keys.

Inheritance Equatable View Protocol Hierarchy →
Import import Swift

Instance Variables

var hashValue: Int Required

The hash value.

Axiom: x == y implies x.hashValue == y.hashValue

Note: the hash value is not guaranteed to be stable across different invocations of the same program. Do not persist the hash value across program runs.


var hashValue: Int { get }

Instance Methods

func ==(_:rhs:) Required

Return true if lhs is equal to rhs.

Equality implies substitutability. When x == y, x and y are interchangeable in any code that only depends on their values.

Class instance identity as distinguished by triple-equals === is notably not part of an instance's value. Exposing other non-value aspects of Equatable types is discouraged, and any that are exposed should be explicitly pointed out in documentation.

Equality is an equivalence relation

  • x == x is true
  • x == y implies y == x
  • x == y and y == z implies x == z

Inequality is the inverse of equality, i.e. !(x == y) iff x != y


func ==(lhs: Self, rhs: Self) -> Bool

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