FAQ: Structures - The Init Method

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Could someone help me understand why a structure’s instance cannot be defined as a constant?

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I’m not really understanding the use/point of having an init method here? The output of the following code is the same with or without the init method. Can anyone shed some light on this? Thanks.

struct Book {
var title: String
var pages: Int

init (title : String, pages : Int) {
self.title = title
self.pages = pages
}
}

var theHobbit = Book(title : “The Hobbit”, pages : 300)

print(theHobbit)