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[CLJ-140] Single :tag for type hints conflates value's type with type of return value from an invoke Created: 01/Jul/09  Updated: 03/Sep/13

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

Type: Enhancement Priority: Major
Reporter: Anonymous Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 1
Labels: typehints


The value of a Var can be operated on directly, or, if it is a fn, it can be invoked and the resulting value operated on. :tag metadata on a Var is used to provide a type hint to the compiler to avoid reflection. Having a single metadata key for this two distinct uses makes it possible (even easy, if unlikely) to create a situation where type-hinting the value causes a ClassCastException on an operation on the invocation return value, or the reverse. The only obvious solution is two use different keys for the two uses.

Comment by Assembla Importer [ 24/Aug/10 3:51 AM ]

Converted from http://www.assembla.com/spaces/clojure/tickets/140

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