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go/types: remove internal flag useCycleMarking, explicit path parameter #25773

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griesemer opened this issue Jun 7, 2018 · 2 comments
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go/types: remove internal flag useCycleMarking, explicit path parameter #25773

griesemer opened this issue Jun 7, 2018 · 2 comments

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@griesemer griesemer commented Jun 7, 2018

Reminder issue to remove this flag and the respective dead code (when flag is enabled) after release of 1.11. Also, remove the explicit path parameter for cycle tracking (and handle non-package-level cycles).

(The flag was introduced to guard some complex cycle detection code during the freeze so that it's possible to quickly 'undo' those changes if need be.)

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@griesemer griesemer changed the title go/types: remove internal flag useCycleMarking go/types: remove internal flag useCycleMarking, explicit path parameter Jun 7, 2018
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@gopherbot gopherbot commented Aug 21, 2018

Change https://golang.org/cl/130455 mentions this issue: go/types: track local cycles using same mechanism as for global objects

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@gopherbot gopherbot commented Aug 21, 2018

Change https://golang.org/cl/130476 mentions this issue: go/types: remove explicit path parameter from most type-checker functions (cleanup)

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gopherbot pushed a commit that referenced this issue Aug 30, 2018
For Go 1.11, cycle tracking of global (package-level) objects was changed
to use a Checker-level object path rather than relying on the explicit
path parameter that is passed around to some (but not all) type-checker
functions.

This change now uses the same mechanism for the detection of local
type cycles (local non-type objects cannot create cycles by definition
of the spec).

As a result, local alias cycles are now correctly detected as well
(issue #27106).

The path parameter that is explicitly passed around to some type-checker
methods is still present and will be removed in a follow-up CL.

Also:
- removed useCycleMarking flag and respective dead code
- added a couple more tests
- improved documentation

Fixes #27106.
Updates #25773.

Change-Id: I7cbf304bceb43a8d52e6483dcd0fa9ef7e1ea71c
Reviewed-on: https://go-review.googlesource.com/130455
Run-TryBot: Robert Griesemer <gri@golang.org>
TryBot-Result: Gobot Gobot <gobot@golang.org>
Reviewed-by: Alan Donovan <adonovan@google.com>
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