Tutorial by Topics: locks

From Swift Documentarion

A closure is said to escape a function when the closure is passed as an argument to the function, but is called after the function returns. When you declare a function that takes a closure as one of its parameters, you can write @escaping before the parameter’s type to indicate that the closure is allowed to escape.

MKBlockQueue allows you to create a chain of blocks and execute them one after the other in a queue. Compared with NSOperation, with MKBlockQueue you decide yourself when a block is complete and when you want the queue to continue. You can also pass data from one block to the next.


A code block is a piece of Python program text that can be executed as a unit, such as a module, a class definition or a function body. Some code blocks (like modules) are normally executed only once, others (like function bodies) may be executed many times. Code blocks may textually contain other code blocks. Code blocks may invoke other code blocks (that may or may not be textually contained in them) as part of their execution, e.g., by invoking (calling) a function.

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