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Type spec lost on a class field when the imported type is overridden by another import #35613

aabdagic opened this Issue Jan 9, 2019 · 2 comments


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aabdagic commented Jan 9, 2019

This example will fail to compile with no-implicit-casts:

import 'dart:ui';

import 'package:flutter/painting.dart';

class MyTextStyles {
  TextStyle aTextStyle = TextStyle();

  void main() {

  void frombulate(TextStyle t) {}

because MyTextStyles.aTextStyle is believed to be dynamic.

I have only been able to repro this when:

  • Referring to aTextStyle as a class field. Be that an instance field on the current or different class, or a static. Top-level fields don't seem to have a problem. And neither do locals.
  • When the type (in the example TextStyle) is imported "twice". Both "package:flutter/painting.dart" and "dart:ui" define one. Adding show to import 'package:flutter/painting.dart' doesn't change anything, but removing TextStyle import from dart:ui (by showing only different types) does resolve this.

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aabdagic commented Jan 9, 2019

Also, using

final aTextStyle = TextStyle();

avoids the bug...


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lrhn commented Jan 9, 2019

This is definitely a bug.

The two imports refer to two different TextStyle classes. That means that any reference to TextStyle should be a compile-time error, the name is introduced twice into the same scope, so you can't meaningfully refer to it.

In Dart 1 it just made the type malformed. Dart 2 has no malformed types, just compile-time errors.

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