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False positive on unused_closure_parameter rule with self #2437

Dschee opened this Issue Oct 10, 2018 · 2 comments


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Dschee commented Oct 10, 2018

Using SwiftLint 0.27.0 I get the following false positive:

// setup view model bindings
viewModel?.profileImage.didSet(weak: self) { (self, profileImage) in // << `self` in a closure should be replaced with _
    if let profileImage = profileImage {
        self.profileImageView.image = profileImage
    else {
        self.profileImageView.image = UIImage(named: "avatar_100pt")

The underlying implementation looks like this:

import Foundation

/// A binding wrapper to track changes on constant properties.
class ObservableProperty<ValueType> {
    // MARK: - Stored Instance Properties
    private var didSetClosures: [(ValueType) -> Void] = []

    private(set) var value: ValueType {
        didSet {
            didSetClosures.forEach { $0(value) }

    // MARK: - Initializers
    init(_ value: ValueType) {
        self.value = value

    // MARK: - Instance Methods
    /// Will be called after the wrapped value is changed.
    /// `$0` is the passed parameter (usually `self`), `$1` is the new value.
    func didSet<WeakObject: AnyObject>(weak object: WeakObject, _ closure: @escaping (WeakObject, ValueType) -> Void) {
        let weakClosure: (ValueType) -> Void = { [weak object] value in
            guard let object = object else { return }
            closure(object, value)


    /// Use to change the value wrapped as a variable.
    func set(_ newValue: ValueType) {
        value = newValue

This is an implementation of the idea also implemented in and should therefore be warning-free. My best guess is that there's some kind of exception logic going on in the rule logic for self references.

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marcelofabri commented Oct 17, 2018

See #2006


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Dschee commented Oct 18, 2018

AFAIK the above usage of self isn't a compiler bug anymore, instead it's a feature implemented after this proposal was accepted by the Swift Community and was shipped with Swift 4.2.

The compiler-bug was even mentioned in the proposal here. Note that I'm not using any backticks.

@Dschee Dschee changed the title False positive on unused_closure_paramter rule with self False positive on unused_closure_parameter rule with self Feb 12, 2019

@Dschee Dschee self-assigned this Feb 12, 2019

@Dschee Dschee closed this in #2639 Feb 14, 2019

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