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[CLJ-1136] Type hinting for array classes does not work in binding forms Created: 20/Dec/12  Updated: 03/Sep/13

Status: Open
Project: Clojure
Component/s: None
Affects Version/s: Release 1.4, Release 1.5
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Defect Priority: Major
Reporter: Luke VanderHart Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 0
Labels: interop, typehints
Environment:

replicated on OpenJDK 7u9 on Ubuntu 12.04, and Hotspot 1.6.0_37 on OSX Lion



 Description   

Type hints don't work as expected in binding forms.

The following form results in a reflection warning:

(let [^{:tag (Class/forName "[Ljava.lang.Object;")} a (make-array Object 2)]
(aget a 0))

However, hinting does appear to work correctly on vars:

(def ^{:tag (Class/forName "[Ljava.lang.Object;")} a (make-array Object 2))
(aget a 0) ;; no reflection warning



 Comments   
Comment by Ghadi Shayban [ 20/Dec/12 10:51 PM ]

It's a little more insidious than type hinting: the compiler doesn't evaluate metadata in the binding vec.

This doesn't throw the necessary exception...

(let [^{:foo (Class/forName "not real")} bar 42]
bar)

neither this...

(let [^{gyorgy ligeti} a 42]
a)

Gyorgy Ligeti never resolves.

These two equivalent examples don't reflect:
(let [^objects a (make-array Object 2)]
(aget a 0))

(let [a ^objects (make-array Object 2)]
(aget a 0))

Comment by Ghadi Shayban [ 21/Dec/12 11:09 AM ]

On only the left-hand side of a local binding, metadata on a symbol is not analyzed or evaluated.

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