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Digital Tip #8: Getting all keys for a concrete value in a dictionary

The Digital Tip of the week is a very useful extension that I use in my dictionaries to get the keys that match a concrete key. The inverse operation is pretty easy for a dictionary, just calling dictionary[key], but as the same value may be assigned to multiple, different keys, I sometimes find it really handy to be able to quickly get all keys in a dictionary that are mapped to a concrete value. This is the extension I use:

As you may recall from Sequence Hacking in Swift, Dictionaries are sequences, and as such, we can apply all the Sequence operations (such as map, flatMap, filter, etc). I hope this tip is useful to you too. Have anything to add? Do you have a favorite extension that you would like to share with us? Please, don’t hesitate to do so in the comments below!

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