Clojure

default tagged literal reader

Details

  • Type: Enhancement Enhancement
  • Status: Closed Closed
  • Priority: Major Major
  • Resolution: Completed
  • Affects Version/s: None
  • Fix Version/s: Release 1.5
  • Component/s: None
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  • Patch:
    Code and Test
  • Approval:
    Ok

Description

With data reader support, it's impossible to write a program to read an arbitrary stream of Clojure forms. For example, the following code will fail with the current 1.4.0-beta1 tagged literal support:

#point [0 2]

It might be enough to require that the read side define a reader for point, but what if we do not wish to require that both sides of the conversation know about the #point tag beforehand? Using the identity function as a default allows the reader to handle the literal form as is even when it doesn't recognize a tag (or even care to translate it).

The change from the current behavior is that missing tagged literal parsers are no longer error conditions.

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