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[ASYNC-18] CompilerException attempting to perform a transaction inside go block Created: 15/Aug/13  Updated: 16/Aug/13  Resolved: 16/Aug/13

Status: Closed
Project: core.async
Component/s: None
Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Defect Priority: Major
Reporter: Adam Wittenberg Assignee: Timothy Baldridge
Resolution: Declined Votes: 0
Labels: bug


When setting up a transaction inside of a go block, receiving the following error:

CompilerException java.lang.RuntimeException: No such var: clojure.core/runInTransaction, compiling:(NO_SOURCE_PATH:2:8)

(require '[clojure.core.async :as async :refer :all])

(def bar (ref []))
(def c (chan))

(defn foo []
(<!! (go (dosync
(doseq [i (range 10)]
(alter bar conj (<! c)))))))

Comment by Timothy Baldridge [ 16/Aug/13 9:08 AM ]

There are two problems with the example given.

a) dosync wraps the body of the body of the transaction in a fn. Go block translation stops at fn boundaries. The same applies to doseq.

b) The bigger problem is that this example code is incorrect. A transaction body may executed multiple times in that case some messages received from the channel may be dropped.

Closing this issue as the examples are flawed. However I will recommend that you look into doing the takes outside of the transaction, and then using a function to execute the transaction outside the body of a go.

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