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My objective-c return type is giving “Expected a type” error

Man, I hate when the solutions are so simple.  Well for me, I had added the type into the implementation of a class, it was working fine.  Then I needed to add it as the return type.  Check.  Update the interface so that callers can see it.  Check.  But then I was getting an error: Expected a type.  Seemed weird as everything was working fine the implementation file.

In my defense I didn’t write this class, I inherited it.  I didn’t realize that there were some imports in the implementation file that were not in the header file.

SOLUTION: Move the import from the implementation to the header file.

Make sure that you have the correct import.  It’s one of those little bugs/mistakes that make you shake your head… at yourself.

FYI, a couple of other possible issues/solutions mentioned on this stackoverflow are circular imports or a typo in the previous line.

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