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[CLJS-783] Confusing error messages when ns compilation fails due to a missing dependency Created: 11/Mar/14  Updated: 17/Apr/14  Resolved: 17/Apr/14

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

Type: Defect Priority: Minor
Reporter: Michael Klishin Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Declined Votes: 0
Labels: error-reporting, errormsgs, usability


I have a namespace proj.a which requires proj.b. proj.b, in turn, relies on core.async. I did not have
core.async listed in project.clj by accident, and the resulting error message was

goog.require could not find: proj.b.

This is not incredibly helpful. I've wasted over an hour trying to understand why one ns in my project
cannot reference another one.

Expected outcome: compilation must fail instead of swallowing exceptions. If it matters, I use lein-cljsbuild 1.0.2.

Comment by David Nolen [ 12/Mar/14 8:36 AM ]

And which version of ClojureScript are you using?

Comment by Michael Klishin [ 12/Mar/14 8:52 AM ]


Comment by Michael Klishin [ 12/Mar/14 8:53 AM ]

I strongly disagree with the severity change. Anything that can waste beginners hours of time is not a minor priority.

Comment by David Nolen [ 12/Mar/14 10:18 AM ]

That is a fairly old release of ClojureScript, can you replicate the issue with 0.0-2173? When you change your dependency please make sure to run "lein cljsbuild clean" first.

Comment by David Nolen [ 17/Apr/14 3:53 PM ]

Closing unless I hear step on how to reproduce this in more recent ClojureScript releases. Feel free to request a re-open if you can demonstrate that this isn't resolved.

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