Clojure

Symbol/keyword implements IFn for lookup but a non-collection argument produces non-intuitive results

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  • Type: Enhancement Enhancement
  • Status: Open Open
  • Priority: Major Major
  • Resolution: Unresolved
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('+ 1 2) ;; return 2 because it is treated as (get 1 '+ 2)

Whilst this is "consistent" once you know the lookup behavior, it's confusing for Clojure newbies and it seems to be a non-useful behavior.

Proposal: modify Keyword.invoke() and Symbol.invoke() to restrict first Object argument to instanceof ILookup, Map or IPersistentSet (or null) so that the "not found" behavior doesn't produce non-intuitive behavior.

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