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[CLJ-919] cannot create anonymous primitive functions Created: 27/Jan/12  Updated: 03/Sep/13

Status: Open
Project: Clojure
Component/s: None
Affects Version/s: Release 1.3
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Defect Priority: Major
Reporter: Ben Mabey Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 0
Labels: typehints


Primitive functions only work (e.g. return primitive types) when defined with `defn`. An equivalent function created with `fn` does not behave the same way as when created with `defn`. For example:

(definterface IPrimitiveTester
(getType [^int x])
(getType [^long x])
(getType [^float x])
(getType [^double x])
(getType [^Object x]))

(deftype PrimitiveTester []
(getType [this ^int x] :int)
(getType [this ^long x] :long)
(getType [this ^float x] :float)
(getType [this ^double x] :double)
(getType [this ^Object x] :object))

(defmacro pt [x]
`(.getType (PrimitiveTester.) ~x))

(defn with-defn ^double [^double x]
(+ x 0.5))

(pt (with-defn 1.0)) ; => :double

(let [a (fn ^double [^double x] (+ x 0.5))]
(pt (a 0.1))) ; => :object

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