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[CLJ-1184] Evaling #{do ...} or [do ...] is treated as the do special form Created: 16/Mar/13  Updated: 25/Oct/13  Resolved: 25/Oct/13

Status: Closed
Project: Clojure
Component/s: None
Affects Version/s: Release 1.5
Fix Version/s: Release 1.6

Type: Defect Priority: Trivial
Reporter: Jirka Maršík Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Completed Votes: 0
Labels: Compiler

Attachments: Text File CLJ-1184-p1.patch     Text File CLJ-1184-p2.patch     Text File CLJ-1184-p3.patch     Text File CLJ-1184-p4.patch    
Patch: Code and Test
Approval: Ok


Problem: Evaluating a persistent collection for which the function first returns the symbol do leads to that collection being treated as the do special form, even though it may be a vector or even a set. IMHO, the expected result would be to report that do cannot be resolved.

[do 1 2]
;=> 2

#{"hello" "goodbye" do}
;=> "hello"
; Wat?

Cause: The check for do is checking for IPersistentCollection instead of ISeq.

Solution: Change the cast (occurs in two places) for the do form check from IPersistentCollection to ISeq:

if(form instanceof IPersistentCollection && Util.equals(RT.first(form), DO))


if(form instanceof ISeq && Util.equals(RT.first(form), DO))

Current patch: CLJ-1184-p4.patch

Screened by: Alex Miller

Comment by Gary Fredericks [ 26/May/13 2:13 PM ]

Attached a patch that changes IPersistentCollection to ISeq on the referenced line, and a regression test.

Comment by Nicola Mometto [ 09/Jun/13 2:52 PM ]

As found out on #clojure, there are still some cases where the symbol "do" behaves in unexpected ways that this patch doesn't address.

user=> ((fn [do] do) 1)
user=> (let [do 1] do)

Comment by Gary Fredericks [ 09/Jun/13 3:00 PM ]

Presumably the same issue is the difference between

(let [x 5] do x)

which returns 5 and

(let [x 5] do do x)

which gives a compile error.

Comment by Nicola Mometto [ 09/Jun/13 4:31 PM ]

This is actually a different bug.
I created another ticket with patch+test see http://dev.clojure.org/jira/browse/CLJ-1216

Comment by Alex Miller [ 02/Jul/13 7:11 PM ]

There is a similar case that shows up in Compiler.compile1() around line 7139. Should this also change?

Whatever case that is, would also be nice to have a test for it too.

Comment by Gary Fredericks [ 02/Jul/13 8:59 PM ]

Good catch; this one's a bit trickier to test, since you either have to have a resource on the classpath to compile using clojure.core/compile, or else call the lower-level Compiler/compile directly. To keep the filesystem clean I'm opting for the second one. Path coming shortly.

Comment by Gary Fredericks [ 02/Jul/13 9:52 PM ]

Attached a replacement patch with the second fix. For testing I couldn't call Compiler.compile directly without getting an NPE (that I couldn't reproduce at the repl), so instead I opted to write to a file, use clojure.core/compile, and cleanup the files inside the test.

Comment by Andy Fingerhut [ 05/Jul/13 3:06 PM ]

Presumptuously changing back to its former Vetted state, since the latest patch seems to address the reasons it was marked Incomplete on July 2, 2013.

Comment by Alex Miller [ 23/Jul/13 10:49 PM ]

Updated patch very slightly to fix a spelling typo.

Comment by Alex Miller [ 23/Jul/13 10:55 PM ]

Updated description to help it along a bit and marked Screened.

Comment by Andy Fingerhut [ 14/Aug/13 7:55 PM ]

All 3 of the attached patches no longer apply cleanly to latest master as of Aug 14 2013. This may simply be due to extra tests added to file compilation.clj by the patch for CLJ-1154, which was committed earlier today. If so, it should be pretty straightforward to update the stale patch(es). See the section "Updating Stale Patches" at http://dev.clojure.org/display/community/Developing+Patches

Comment by Gary Fredericks [ 14/Aug/13 9:23 PM ]

Attached a new patch (p4) that should apply. Also halfway reverted a change that Alex made regarding which files are cleaned up after the test. When I run the tests on my machine with his version, several class files are leftover.

Comment by Alex Miller [ 17/Aug/13 7:50 AM ]


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