Clojure

Make conj assoc dissoc and transient versions handle args similarly

Details

  • Type: Enhancement Enhancement
  • Status: Open Open
  • Priority: Minor Minor
  • Resolution: Unresolved
  • Affects Version/s: Release 1.4, Release 1.5, Release 1.6
  • Fix Version/s: None
  • Component/s: None
  • Labels:
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  • Patch:
    Code and Test

Description

Examples that work as expected:

Clojure 1.7.0-master-SNAPSHOT
user=> (dissoc {})
{}
user=> (disj #{})
#{}
user=> (conj {})
{}
user=> (conj [])
[]

Examples that do not work as desired, but are changed by the proposed patch:

user=> (assoc {})
ArityException Wrong number of args (1) passed to: core/assoc  clojure.lang.AFn.throwArity (AFn.java:429)
user=> (assoc! (transient {}))
ArityException Wrong number of args (1) passed to: core/assoc!  clojure.lang.AFn.throwArity (AFn.java:429)
user=> (dissoc! (transient {}))
ArityException Wrong number of args (1) passed to: core/dissoc!  clojure.lang.AFn.throwArity (AFn.java:429)

I looked through the rest of the code for similar cases, and found that there were some other differences between them in how different numbers of arguments were handled, such as:

+ conj handles an arbitrary number of arguments, but conj! does not.
+ assoc checks for a final key with no value specified (CLJ-1052), but assoc! did not.

History/discussion: A discussion came up in the Clojure Google group about conj giving an error when taking only a coll as an argument, as opposed to disj which works for this case:

https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!topic/clojure/Z9mFxsTYTqQ

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