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[CLJ-1149] Unhelpful error message from :use (and use function) when arguments are malformed Created: 17/Jan/13  Updated: 28/Sep/13

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

Type: Enhancement Priority: Major
Reporter: Sean Corfield Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 4
Labels: errormsgs

Approval: Triaged


the following exception happens when you have something like this(bad):

(ns runtime.util-test
(:use [midje.sweet :reload-all]))

as opposed to any of these(correct):

(ns runtime.util-test
(:use midje.sweet :reload-all))

(ns runtime.util-test
(:use [midje.sweet] :reload-all))

and the exception is:
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: No value supplied for key: true
at clojure.lang.PersistentHashMap.create(PersistentHashMap.java:77)
at clojure.core$hash_map.doInvoke(core.clj:365)
at clojure.lang.RestFn.applyTo(RestFn.java:137)
at clojure.core$apply.invoke(core.clj:617)
at clojure.core$load_lib.doInvoke(core.clj:5352)
at clojure.lang.RestFn.applyTo(RestFn.java:142)
at clojure.core$apply.invoke(core.clj:619)
at clojure.core$load_libs.doInvoke(core.clj:5403)
at clojure.lang.RestFn.applyTo(RestFn.java:137)
at clojure.core$apply.invoke(core.clj:621)
at clojure.core$use.doInvoke(core.clj:5497)

Note that this is similar to the equally unhelpful message shown in http://dev.clojure.org/jira/browse/CLJ-1140 although that is a different root cause.

Probably best to enhance the `use` function to validate its arguments before trying to apply hash-map?

Comment by Gary Fredericks [ 26/May/13 3:17 PM ]

I believe this applies to require as well.

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