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      Latest reply on Sep 13, 2019 1:26 PM by ssshhh
      ssshhh Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

        Hi! I encountered a way of specifying completion handler that I don't understand. I am trying to find some swift syntax. Can you help me to find a link or some hint to understand how this works?


        Following the example in https://www.raywenderlich.com/3244963-urlsession-tutorial-getting-started

        I got the following code working and printing the expected message. However, the way it specify completion handler is not to pass the closure into the "dataTask" method call as a parameter, but just placing after the method call.

        var sharedSession : URLSession = URLSession.shared
        var googUrl:URL = URL(string: "https://www.google.ca/finance")!
        var task1: URLSessionDataTask = sharedSession.dataTask(with: googUrl) {
            data, response, error in
            print("task 1 completed.")


        I looked at the reference at https://developer.apple.com/documentation/foundation/urlsession

        Seems the right way to specify the handler is passing it as parameter as follow

        var task1: URLSessionDataTask = sharedSession.dataTask(with: googUrl, completionHandler: {
            data, response, error in
            print("task 1 completed.")


        Why the former works?


        Thank you!