Clojure

Apply metadata to primitive fns causes them to lose their primitive-ness

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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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Description

user> (def f (fn [^long x] x))
#'user/f
user> (.invokePrim (with-meta f {}) 1)
IllegalArgumentException No matching method found: invokePrim for class clojure.lang.AFunction$1 clojure.lang.Reflector.invokeMatchingMethod (Reflector.java:53)
user> (contains? (ancestors (class f)) clojure.lang.IFn$LO)
true
user> (contains? (ancestors (class (with-meta f {}))) clojure.lang.IFn$LO)
false

We're working on libraries that use metadata on functions to track information about their arguments (schemata, etc), and this currently blocks us from fully supporting primitive fns.

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