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Exception with alias type Something<'T> = 'T #906

Tarmil opened this Issue Feb 8, 2018 · 2 comments


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Tarmil commented Feb 8, 2018

The following code:

type Alias<'T> = 'T
type Record<'T> = { x : Alias<'T> }

throws a compile-time exception:

WebSharper error : Global error 'not a named type' at    at <StartupCode$FSharp-Compiler-Service>.$Symbols.get_TypeDefinition@1871.Invoke(Unit unitVar0)
   at Microsoft.FSharp.Compiler.SourceCodeServices.Impl.protect[a](FSharpFunc`2 f)
   at WebSharper.Compiler.FSharp.CodeRea
       der.SymbolReader.ReadTypeSt(Boolean markStaticTP, FSharpMap`2 tparams, FSharpType t)
   at WebSharper.Compiler.FSharp.CodeReader.SymbolReader.ReadType(FSharpMap`2 tparams, FSharpType t)
   at WebSharper.Compiler.FSharp.ProjectReader.cdef@817.Invoke(FSharpField f)
   at Microsoft.FSha )
   at Microsoft.FSharp.Collections.IEnumerator.MapEnumerator`1.System-Collections-IEnumerator-MoveNext()
   at Microsoft.FSharp.Collections.SeqModule.ToList[T](IEnumerable`1 source)
   at WebSharper.Compiler.FSharp.ProjectReader.tran
       sformClass(Lazy`1 sc, Compilation comp, ResolveFuncArgs ac, SymbolReader sr, Dictionary`2 classAnnots, TypeAnnotation parentAnnot, FSharpEntity cls, List`1 members)
   at WebSharper.Compiler.FSharp.ProjectReader.transformClass(Lazy`1 sc, Compilation comp, ResolveFuncArgs ac, SymbolRe
       ader sr, Dictionary`2 classAnnots, TypeAnnotation parentAnnot, FSharpEntity cls, List`1 members)
   at WebSharper.Compiler.FSharp.ProjectReader.transformAssembly@1088-4.Invoke(FSharpImplementationFileContents file)
   at Microsoft.FSharp.Collections.SeqModule.Iterate[T](FSharpFunc`2
       action, IEnumerable`1 source)
   at WebSharper.Compiler.FSharp.ProjectReader.transformAssembly(Compilation comp, String assemblyName, FSharpCheckProjectResults checkResults)
   at WebSharper.Compiler.FSharp.WebSharperFSharpCompiler.Compile[a](Task`1 prevMeta, String[] argv, String pa
       th, String assemblyName)
   at WebSharper.FSharp.Program.Compile$cont@111-1(WsConfig config, String thisName, WebSharperFSharpCompiler compiler, Boolean isBundleOnly, FSharpList`1 paths, AssemblyResolver aR, Unit unitVar)
   at WebSharper.FSharp.Program.Compile$cont@64(WsConfig confi
       g, WarnSettings warnSettings, String thisName, Unit unitVar)
   at WebSharper.FSharp.Program.compileMain$cont@245(String[] argv, Unit unitVar)
   at WebSharper.FSharp.Program.main(String[] argv)

@Tarmil Tarmil added the bug label Feb 8, 2018


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Jand42 commented Feb 8, 2018

@Tarmil good catch. Should be solved by moving this line up
I haven't thought that a type alias could be resolved to a generic type parameter, how did you stumble upon this? :)


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Tarmil commented Feb 9, 2018

It came up in @cata's attempt to compile FCS with WebSharper, specifically here.

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