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dart2js dart:html constructors taking Dictionary are not handled correctly. #7030

DartBot opened this issue Nov 29, 2012 · 8 comments


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@DartBot DartBot commented Nov 29, 2012

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What steps will reproduce the problem?

  1. Create app that uses WebRTC RTCPeerConnection.
  2. Compile to javascript
  3. See it fail with DOM exception

What is the expected output? What do you see instead?
Creating new RTCPeerConnection with literal map as parameter causes DOM exception when run as javascript.

dart code: new RTCPeerConnection({'iceServers': [ {'url':''}]});

javascript code that fails: $.RTCPeerConnection_RTCPeerConnection($.makeLiteralMap(["iceServers", [$.makeLiteralMap(["url", ""])]]), $);

manually fixed javascript code that works: $.RTCPeerConnection_RTCPeerConnection({'iceServers': [{'url': ''}]}, $);

What version of the product are you using? On what operating system?
Dart Editor version 0.2.6_r15355
Dart SDK version

Please provide any additional information below.
Same issue with other classes like RTCIceCandidate and RTCSessionDescription

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@anders-sandholm anders-sandholm commented Nov 30, 2012

Added Area-Dart2JS, Triaged labels.

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@peter-ahe-google peter-ahe-google commented Nov 30, 2012

Stephen, please bump it to a later milestone if you like.

Set owner to @rakudrama.
Added this to the M2 milestone.

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@kasperl kasperl commented Nov 30, 2012

Looks like a DOM issue to me. Shouldn't this be in Area-HTML?

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@peter-ahe-google peter-ahe-google commented Nov 30, 2012

I figured Stephen would know :-)

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@rakudrama rakudrama commented Nov 30, 2012

I will leave the decision to blois@ whether the quick fix is M2 or M3.
The comprehensive fix is too complex for M2.

There are three problems here:

  1. Our automatic generation of conversions is only applied to methods, not constructors.
  2. Our automatic generation of constructors is not preserving the number of arguments.
  3. Even if (1) was implemented, the Dictionaries here are structured, containing lists and further dictionaries; our default handling of dictionaries is flat, assuming the first level values have primitive types.

The quickest way to fix this is to write a custom constructor, and use the serialized script value conversion - it will be close enough. Fix all the classes listed below.

+1 extra credit: fix the dictionary conversion to convert sublists and subdictionaries.

+10 extra credit: make the generator handle this correctly. It should dispatch on the number of types and do the conversions. This is pretty much like a static member function with funky syntax.

+100 extra credit: the compiler should recognize Dart literals that are being converted to JavaScript and convert them at compile time.

There are four classes with this specific problem, and one with a related problem (Intent's constructor takes a SerializedScriptValue).

Modules/intents/Intent.idl:30: Constructor(in DOMString action, in DOMString type, in [Optional=DefaultIsNullString, TransferList=transferList] SerializedScriptValue data, in [Optional=DefaultIsUndefined] Array transferList),
Modules/mediastream/RTCIceCandidate.idl:33: Constructor(in Dictionary dictionary),
Modules/mediastream/RTCPeerConnection.idl:34: Constructor(in Dictionary rtcIceServers, in [Optional] Dictionary mediaConstraints),
Modules/mediastream/RTCSessionDescription.idl:33: Constructor(in Dictionary dictionary),
Modules/notifications/Notification.idl:37: Constructor(in DOMString title, in [Optional=DefaultIsUndefined] Dictionary options),:

Set owner to @blois.
Removed Area-Dart2JS label.
Added Area-HTML label.
Changed the title to: "dart2js dart:html constructors taking Dictionary are not handled correctly.".

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@blois blois commented Dec 11, 2012

Removed this from the M2 milestone.
Added this to the M3 milestone.

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@blois blois commented Feb 6, 2013

cc @efortuna.
Set owner to @efortuna.

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@efortuna efortuna commented Feb 11, 2013

The first version of the fix described was implemented and committed in r18320 Further improvements can be opened as separate bugs.

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