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[CLJS-420] Unexpected behavior with dispatch on Keyword via protocols Created: 18/Nov/12  Updated: 08/Sep/13  Resolved: 08/Sep/13

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

Type: Defect Priority: Minor
Reporter: Max Penet Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Completed Votes: 0
Labels: bug, enhancement


At the moment if you create a protocol and expect it to be able to dispatch on keywords you need to do it in js/String, trying to extend on cljs.core.Keyword doesn't work as keywords are just Strings.

See https://gist.github.com/4104635

Comment by David Nolen [ 18/Nov/12 3:14 PM ]

This is a known issue which will have to wait for if and when Keywords and Symbols become proper types in ClojureScript.

Extending js/Object is not recommended, if you actually need to add functionality to the base JS native types the convention is different from Clojure: default instead of Object, string instead of js/String. Please refer to core.cljs if you want more examples.

Comment by Max Penet [ 18/Nov/12 3:27 PM ]

Thanks for the pointer about default and string, I didn't know about that.

I reported the issue at the demand of bbloom. It does seem to be difficult to address without taking a (major) performance hit unfortunately.

Comment by David Nolen [ 08/Sep/13 6:27 PM ]

Made moot by CLJS-576

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