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Using true: or false: as map keys gives parser error: <end of expression> expected, got ',' #1105

Narnach opened this Issue May 7, 2018 · 0 comments


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commented May 7, 2018

It looks like the Elixir plugin (version 7.4.0) has a parsing problem when you use :true or :false as keys in a map when using the {true: "true"} notation. Using either true or :true explicitly when using the {true => "true"} notation is perfectly fine.

This example will demonstrate the parser failure when loaded in a scratch pad or file:

defmodule TrueFalseAsKeys do
  @perfectly_fine %{
    true => "true",
    false => "false"
  @perfectly_fine_too %{
    :true => "true",
    :false => "false"
  # The next line breaks with:
  #   <block identifier>, <end of expression>, EEx Empty Marker, '\\n, \\r\\n, or end expected, got '@'
  @broken_parser_but_working_code %{
    # Another error shows for the comma at the end of this line:
    #   <end of expression> expected, got ','
    true: "true",
    false: "false"

When loaded in iex or as part of compiling a file, all three maps work fine. This leads me to believe it is simply an edge case that the Elixir plugin does not yet support, rather than a problem with the code.

@KronicDeth KronicDeth added this to the 7.5.0 milestone Jun 2, 2018

@KronicDeth KronicDeth self-assigned this Jun 2, 2018

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