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[CLJS-887] cljs.repl.browser does not serve css by default Created: 17/Nov/14  Updated: 10/Dec/14

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

Type: Defect Priority: Trivial
Reporter: Christopher Shea Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 0
Labels: repl


Attachments: File cljs-browser-repl-serve-css.diff    
Patch: Code


A browser repl's server serves js, cljs, map, and html files by default, but not css.

Comment by John Chijioke [ 10/Dec/14 2:05 AM ]

What is css needed for from the repl?

Comment by Christopher Shea [ 10/Dec/14 9:13 AM ]

cljs.repl.browser/send-static can already send css with the appropriate MIME type, so this just seems like a minor oversight.

If you follow the Using the browser as an Evaluation Environment section of the ClojureScript wiki and have a css file linked from your html page, it will not be served, which can make it more difficult to work on your project (you won't see the effects of changing an element's class, e.g.).

As a workaround, I've been doing this when setting up my repl:

(server/dispatch-on :get
  (fn [{:keys [path]} _ _] (.endsWith path ".css"))

It's not that my interactions with the repl require the css, it's the browser that's connected to the repl that does.

[CLJS-749] Changing ClojureScript versions may break browser REPL Created: 14/Jan/14  Updated: 02/Dec/14  Resolved: 02/Dec/14

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

Type: Defect Priority: Major
Reporter: Osbert Feng Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Completed Votes: 0
Labels: repl

Attachments: Text File cljs-749.patch    
Patch: Code


By default in a project using ClojureScript, the .repl/ directory is used to store compiled CLJS for the browser REPL. This compilation is skipped if the directory already exists (src/clj/cljs/repl/browser.clj:205:create-client-js-file). However, it really should be re-compiled if the version of ClojureScript is upgraded/changed or else the browser REPL may fail with some very difficult to interpret error messages. At the moment, it seems people simply know to delete .repl/ when changing ClojureScript versions (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/clojure/C-H4gSWIUwc) but this can be extremely tough on new users when they upgrade ClojureScript for the first time.

We could append clojurescript-version to the directory name. Unfortunate that it generates a new directory each time a new version of CLJS/BrowserREPL combo is used, but shoudl not occur too often and makes it very explicit that :working-dir should be tied to CLJS version. Also developers utilizing ClojureScript though lein checkouts will still have to delete .repl/ since clojurescript-verion is only set by script/build.

See attached patch.

NOTE: I do not have a CA agreement on file, but one is in the mail.

NOTE: Sorry if this is bad form, but as a preceding commit, in cases where clojurescript-version is unbound I changed (clojurescript-version) to return "" instead of ". This is so that when clojurescript-version is unbound .repl/ will be used instead of .repl-./ Let me know if this should be considered as a separate issue.

Alternatively, we could remove the exists check entirely, and instead recompile client.js every time (repl-env) is called at the cost of slowing down browser REPL startup.

Comment by David Nolen [ 02/Dec/14 5:48 AM ]

Seems like a fine fix but this patch needs to be rebased to master. Thanks.

Comment by Osbert Feng [ 02/Dec/14 12:42 PM ]

Please see the updated patch. Thanks!

Comment by David Nolen [ 02/Dec/14 12:48 PM ]

Fixed https://github.com/clojure/clojurescript/commit/50cc86ff3c4c39181a198a4f9be788c149eaae00

Comment by David Nolen [ 02/Dec/14 12:49 PM ]

In the future squashed patches are preferred. Thanks for your contribution!

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