the nameOf function returns a String constant with the name of the passed identifier. Essentially, nameOf() is a convenient way to reference a type's or type member's name without relying on manually coding a string literal that would not be checked by the compiler for typos.

method nameOf({ identifier or expression }): String;
string nameOf(/* identifier or expression */);
func nameOf(_ /* identifier or expression */) -> String
string nameOf(/* identifier or expression */);

Note: The function will return the shortest variation of the true platform-level name of the passed expression. For example, type names will exclude any namespace, and generic types or method names will be represented using the runtimelevel back-tick syntax. In C#, nameOf() will preserve simple type keywords, so nameOf(int) will return "int", while nameOf(System.Int32) will return "Int32".

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