Clojure

keyword function returns nil on bad input

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  • Type: Enhancement Enhancement
  • 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

The keyword function should throw an exception on bad input rather than return nil.

user=> (keyword 5)
nil
user=> (keyword [])
nil

Cause: The keyword function is defined as a cond with cases for keywords, symbols, and strings. There is no :else so all other cases return nil.

Proposal: Add an :else branch and throw an exception in keyword.

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