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      Latest reply on May 23, 2020 9:31 PM by mikeTheDad
      mikeTheDad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

        I'm having a bit of trouble getting my head around publishers.

        My current project is targetting macOS and iOS. I found a publisher-based way to handle keyboard height changes that works great in iOS.

        Now I just need to find a way to create an empty/dummy publisher for macOS.

        (I can solve this problem other ways, but am feeling embarrassed that I can't figure out how to make this empty publisher.)

        Any/all guidance appreciated.


        the code snippet below returns the following error at line 16: Unable to infer closure type in the current context




        extension Publishers {
        #if os(iOS)
            static var keyboardHeight: AnyPublisher<cgfloat, never=""> {
                let willShow = NotificationCenter.default.publisher(for: UIApplication.keyboardWillShowNotification)
                    .map { return $0.keyboardHeight }
                let willHide = NotificationCenter.default.publisher(for: UIApplication.keyboardWillHideNotification)
                    .map { _ in CGFloat(0) }
                return MergeMany(willShow, willHide)
        #elseif os(macOS)
            static var keyboardHeight = AnyPublisher<cgfloat, never=""> {
                return Empty(completeImmediately: false)
        • Re: How do I create a dummy or empty Publisher?
          OOPer Level 8 Level 8 (6,155 points)

          Seems your code is modified when posting, this site has a bug in code editing feature and you should better check it.


          You may be confused in some syntax of defining static property.


          If you want to make your `keyboardHeight` as a computed property, you may need to write it as follows:

              static var keyboardHeight: AnyPublisher<CGFloat, Never> {  //<- not Equals sign `=`, but Colon `:`
                  return Empty(completeImmediately: false).eraseToAnyPublisher()


          If you prefer stored propety, it should be:

              static let keyboardHeight: AnyPublisher<CGFloat, Never> = Empty(completeImmediately: false).eraseToAnyPublisher()