Clojure

reduce docstring partly incorrect with reducers.

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  • Type: Defect Defect
  • Status: Open Open
  • Priority: Minor Minor
  • Resolution: Unresolved
  • Affects Version/s: Release 1.6
  • Fix Version/s: None
  • Component/s: None

Description

The docstring for reduce includes this: "If val is not supplied, returns the result of applying f to the first 2 items in coll". This is true if coll is a sequence, but not if it is a reducer. For example:

user=> (->> (range 0 10 2) (reduce (fn[x y] (+ x y))))
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user=> (->> (range 0 10 2) (r/map #(/ % 2)) (reduce (fn[x y] (+ x y))))
ArityException Wrong number of args (0)

The docstring should be updated to make it clear that reducers (used without an initial seed value) require the reducing function to support a 0 arity overload returning the identity value for the reduction operation.

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