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[SR-2318] Swift 3 Regression - "type of expression is ambiguous without more context" #44925

swift-ci opened this issue Aug 11, 2016 · 3 comments


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@swift-ci swift-ci commented Aug 11, 2016

Previous ID SR-2318
Radar rdar://problem/27808030
Original Reporter fabb (JIRA User)
Type Bug
Additional Detail from JIRA
Votes 0
Component/s Compiler
Labels Bug, 3.0Regression, DiagnosticsQoI, TypeChecker
Assignee None
Priority Medium

md5: 1f0ae6b06b963821044de344fd24bc8a

Issue Description:

The code compiled fine in Swift 2, and up to Swift 3 that shipped with Xcode 8 beta 3. In beta 4 and 5, the error "type of expression is ambiguous without more context" is output for the expression $0.residence:

public enum Maybe<T> : ExpressibleByNilLiteral {
    case none, some(T)
    public init() { self = .none }
    public init(_ s: T) { self = .some(s) }
    public init(nilLiteral: ()) { self = .none }
    func map<U>(_ f: (T) -> U) -> Maybe<U> {
        switch self {
        case .none : return .none
        case .some(let x) : return .some(f(x))

func pure<A>(_ x: A) -> Maybe<A> {
    return Maybe(x)

infix operator >>= { associativity left }
func >>= <A,B> (m: Maybe<A>, f: (A) -> Maybe<B>) -> Maybe<B> {
    switch m {
    case .none : return .none
    case .some(let m) : return f(m)

struct Room { let length: Int, width: Int }
struct Residence { let rooms: [Room] }
struct Person { let name: String, residence: Maybe<Residence> }

func livingSpace(_ person: Maybe<Person>) -> Maybe<Int> {
    return person >>= { $0.residence }
        >>= { pure($ { $0.length * $0.width }.reduce(0, combine: +)) }
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@belkadan belkadan commented Aug 11, 2016

@rudkx, the chained map/reduce sounds a little like the ambiguity issue you had earlier? (Which is not yet fixed, for Fabian's benefit.)

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@rudkx rudkx commented Aug 11, 2016

Poor diagnostic.

The real issue here is that the second argument to reduce apparently no longer has an argument label. If you remove the "combine:" it compiles without error.

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@swift-ci swift-ci commented Aug 11, 2016

Comment by Fabian Ehrentraud (JIRA)

Thanks for the tip with the combine: label, this fixed the issue for me. sure, better diagnostic would be awesome

@swift-ci swift-ci transferred this issue from apple/swift-issues Apr 25, 2022
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