Clojure

clojure.pprint/code-dispatch breaks on certain types of anonymous functions

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  • Type: Defect Defect
  • Status: Open Open
  • Priority: Minor Minor
  • Resolution: Unresolved
  • Affects Version/s: Release 1.5
  • Fix Version/s: None
  • Component/s: None
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(with-out-str 
  (with-pprint-dispatch code-dispatch 
                        (pp/pprint (read-string "(fn* [x] x)"))))

breaks because the format string here: https://github.com/clojure/clojure/blob/master/src/clj/clojure/pprint/dispatch.clj#L378 expects a sequence. In the case of (fn* [x] x) it is passed a symbol.

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Jean Niklas L'orange added a comment -

I think the main "issue" here resides within the undocumented functionality of fn*. (fn* [x] x) is a semantically working function, but (fn [x] x) expands into (fn* ([x] x)). Anonymous function literals expand into (fn* [gensyms] (...)), and as such, it also accepts expressions like (fn* [x] x). Should pprint pretty print expressions which has used fn* directly, or should it "just" ignore it?

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Jean Niklas L'orange added a comment - I think the main "issue" here resides within the undocumented functionality of fn*. (fn* [x] x) is a semantically working function, but (fn [x] x) expands into (fn* ([x] x)). Anonymous function literals expand into (fn* [gensyms] (...)), and as such, it also accepts expressions like (fn* [x] x). Should pprint pretty print expressions which has used fn* directly, or should it "just" ignore it?

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