Clojure

cannot create anonymous primitive functions

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  • Type: Defect Defect
  • Status: Open Open
  • Priority: Major Major
  • Resolution: Unresolved
  • Affects Version/s: Release 1.3
  • Fix Version/s: None
  • Component/s: None
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Description

Primitive functions only work (e.g. return primitive types) when defined with `defn`. An equivalent function created with `fn` does not behave the same way as when created with `defn`. For example:

(definterface IPrimitiveTester
(getType [^int x])
(getType [^long x])
(getType [^float x])
(getType [^double x])
(getType [^Object x]))

(deftype PrimitiveTester []
IPrimitiveTester
(getType [this ^int x] :int)
(getType [this ^long x] :long)
(getType [this ^float x] :float)
(getType [this ^double x] :double)
(getType [this ^Object x] :object))

(defmacro pt [x]
`(.getType (PrimitiveTester.) ~x))

(defn with-defn ^double [^double x]
(+ x 0.5))

(pt (with-defn 1.0)) ; => :double

(let [a (fn ^double [^double x] (+ x 0.5))]
(pt (a 0.1))) ; => :object

Please see the discussion on the mailing list for more details and thoughts on what is happening:
http://groups.google.com/group/clojure/browse_thread/thread/d83c8643a7c7d595?hl=en

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