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reflect: MakeFunc can't handle return values which are the zero Value #28748

randall77 opened this Issue Nov 12, 2018 · 1 comment


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randall77 commented Nov 12, 2018

package main

import "reflect"

func main() {
	r := reflect.MakeFunc(reflect.TypeOf(func() error { return nil }),
		func(args []reflect.Value) []reflect.Value {
			var x [1]reflect.Value
			return x[:]
		}).Interface().(func() error)

This code will cause the r() call to panic with a nil pointer dereference. We should really panic with something sensible instead.

The code is trying to provide a sensible panic, but panics when trying to build that panic message. It gets to here:

			if v.typ != typ {
				panic("reflect: function created by MakeFunc using " + funcName(f) +
					" returned wrong type: have " +
					out[i].typ.String() + " for " + typ.String())

But v.typ is nil, so out[i].typ.String() (v and out[i] are the same) panics inside (*rtype).String.

This has been the case since at least go 1.2. Marking for 1.13.

@randall77 randall77 added this to the Go1.13 milestone Nov 12, 2018


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randall77 commented Nov 13, 2018

See also #6871.

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