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[CLJS-833] A named fn shadows `js/fn-name` Created: 04/Aug/14  Updated: 04/Aug/14

Status: Open
Project: ClojureScript
Component/s: None
Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Defect Priority: Major
Reporter: Herwig Hochleitner Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 0
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Attachments: Text File 0001-CLJS-833-Test-for-fn-name-shadowing.patch    



The function

(fn console [] js/console)

will return a reference to itself when called.
This happens because the function is transpiled to

(function console(){return console;})

Solution proposals

Mangle internal function names like let bindings

The internal name of a generated js function should be treated like a let binding, hence gensymed.
Thus the function would be transpiled to something like

(function console_1337(){return console;})


Brought up in https://groups.google.com/d/msg/clojure/QZmGrjNVurs/NxFtq8yDCFIJ

Comment by Herwig Hochleitner [ 04/Aug/14 4:10 AM ]

Attached test uses js/eval, because that's one of the shortest global identifiers, that should be available on every js runtime.

Comment by Herwig Hochleitner [ 04/Aug/14 12:43 PM ]

As detailed in the ML thread, CLJS-680 introduced :js-globals in an attempt to fix this issue. :js-globals should be removed along with a proper fix.

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