Clojure

Suppress tracebacks from clojure.core

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  • Type: Enhancement Enhancement
  • Status: Closed Closed
  • Priority: Minor Minor
  • Resolution: Declined
  • Affects Version/s: None
  • Fix Version/s: None
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Description

It would be really nice if we could hide the Java traceback from the compiler when it's not relevant. When there's no Java interop, it's not useful. I can't see any case where we want the tracebacks from the compiler referencing clojure.core.

Here's how a syntax error traceback looks at the moment on trunk:

$ more dodgy-map.clj
(defn dodgy-map []
  {:1 :2 :3})
$ java -cp target/clojure-1.5.0-master-SNAPSHOT.jar clojure.main dodgy-map.clj
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.RuntimeException: Map literal must contain an even number of forms, compiling:(/home/wilfred/src/clojure/dodgy-map.clj:2:13)
	at clojure.lang.Compiler.load(Compiler.java:7070)
	at clojure.lang.Compiler.loadFile(Compiler.java:7020)
	at clojure.main$load_script.invoke(main.clj:286)
	at clojure.main$script_opt.invoke(main.clj:348)
	at clojure.main$main$fn__6682.invoke(main.clj:432)
	at clojure.main$main.doInvoke(main.clj:429)
	at clojure.lang.RestFn.invoke(RestFn.java:408)
	at clojure.lang.Var.invoke(Var.java:415)
	at clojure.lang.AFn.applyToHelper(AFn.java:161)
	at clojure.lang.Var.applyTo(Var.java:532)
	at clojure.main.main(main.java:37)
Caused by: java.lang.RuntimeException: Map literal must contain an even number of forms
	at clojure.lang.Util.runtimeException(Util.java:219)
	at clojure.lang.LispReader$MapReader.invoke(LispReader.java:1090)
	at clojure.lang.LispReader.readDelimitedList(LispReader.java:1145)
	at clojure.lang.LispReader$ListReader.invoke(LispReader.java:979)
	at clojure.lang.LispReader.read(LispReader.java:182)
	at clojure.lang.Compiler.load(Compiler.java:7058)
	... 10 more

With my patch, this is simplified to:

$ java -cp target/clojure-1.5.0-master-SNAPSHOT.jar clojure.main dodgy-map.clj
java.lang.RuntimeException: Map literal must contain an even number of forms, compiling:(/home/wilfred/src/clojure/dodgy-map.clj:2:13)

Another example: here's how name errors appear on trunk:

$ more i-dont-exist.clj
(defn no-such-variable []
  i-dont-exist)
$ java -cp target/clojure-1.5.0-master-SNAPSHOT.jar clojure.main i-dont-exist.clj
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to resolve symbol: i-dont-exist in this context, compiling:(/home/wilfred/src/clojure/i-dont-exist.clj:1:1)
	at clojure.lang.Compiler.analyze(Compiler.java:6380)
	at clojure.lang.Compiler.analyze(Compiler.java:6322)
	at clojure.lang.Compiler$BodyExpr$Parser.parse(Compiler.java:5708)
	at clojure.lang.Compiler$FnMethod.parse(Compiler.java:5139)
	at clojure.lang.Compiler$FnExpr.parse(Compiler.java:3751)
	at clojure.lang.Compiler.analyzeSeq(Compiler.java:6558)
	at clojure.lang.Compiler.analyze(Compiler.java:6361)
	at clojure.lang.Compiler.analyzeSeq(Compiler.java:6548)
	at clojure.lang.Compiler.analyze(Compiler.java:6361)
	at clojure.lang.Compiler.access$100(Compiler.java:37)
	at clojure.lang.Compiler$DefExpr$Parser.parse(Compiler.java:529)
	at clojure.lang.Compiler.analyzeSeq(Compiler.java:6560)
	at clojure.lang.Compiler.analyze(Compiler.java:6361)
	at clojure.lang.Compiler.analyze(Compiler.java:6322)
	at clojure.lang.Compiler.eval(Compiler.java:6623)
	at clojure.lang.Compiler.load(Compiler.java:7063)
	at clojure.lang.Compiler.loadFile(Compiler.java:7020)
	at clojure.main$load_script.invoke(main.clj:286)
	at clojure.main$script_opt.invoke(main.clj:348)
	at clojure.main$main$fn__6682.invoke(main.clj:432)
	at clojure.main$main.doInvoke(main.clj:429)
	at clojure.lang.RestFn.invoke(RestFn.java:408)
	at clojure.lang.Var.invoke(Var.java:415)
	at clojure.lang.AFn.applyToHelper(AFn.java:161)
	at clojure.lang.Var.applyTo(Var.java:532)
	at clojure.main.main(main.java:37)
Caused by: java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to resolve symbol: i-dont-exist in this context
	at clojure.lang.Util.runtimeException(Util.java:219)
	at clojure.lang.Compiler.resolveIn(Compiler.java:6874)
	at clojure.lang.Compiler.resolve(Compiler.java:6818)
	at clojure.lang.Compiler.analyzeSymbol(Compiler.java:6779)
	at clojure.lang.Compiler.analyze(Compiler.java:6343)
	... 25 more

With patch:

$ java -cp target/clojure-1.5.0-master-SNAPSHOT.jar clojure.main i-dont-exist.clj
java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to resolve symbol: i-dont-exist in this context, compiling:(/home/wilfred/src/clojure/i-dont-exist.clj:1:1)

I'm not familiar with the compiler internals, but I've attached a tentative patch. Undoubtedly it isn't perfect. For one, it would be nicer to say 'Syntax error' rather than 'java.lang.RuntimeException'. All the tests pass with this change.

Relevant mailing list discussion: https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!searchin/clojure/wilfred/clojure/M5NlEW7HJ_c/joUY6mo6Rd8J

Please let me know what you think. This would make my life easier when developing.

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Andy Fingerhut made changes -
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Patch Code [ 10001 ]
Stuart Halloway made changes -
Resolution Declined [ 2 ]
Status Open [ 1 ] Closed [ 6 ]

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