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cmd/compile: method expressions of implicitly defined methods fail #29389

randall77 opened this issue Dec 21, 2018 · 3 comments


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commented Dec 21, 2018

package main

import "io"

func main() {
	err := io.EOF
	_ = err.Error

This fails on tip with

# command-line-arguments
panic: runtime error: index out of range

goroutine 52 [running]:
cmd/compile/internal/gc.(*state).pushLine(0xc00054c4e0, 0x0)
	/usr/local/google/home/khr/sandbox/issue29007/src/cmd/compile/internal/gc/ssa.go:466 +0x19c
cmd/compile/internal/gc.buildssa(0xc0000cc420, 0x3, 0x0)
	/usr/local/google/home/khr/sandbox/issue29007/src/cmd/compile/internal/gc/ssa.go:130 +0xe7
cmd/compile/internal/gc.compileSSA(0xc0000cc420, 0x3)
	/usr/local/google/home/khr/sandbox/issue29007/src/cmd/compile/internal/gc/pgen.go:280 +0x4d
cmd/compile/internal/gc.compileFunctions.func2(0xc000538c00, 0xc00053a230, 0x3)
	/usr/local/google/home/khr/sandbox/issue29007/src/cmd/compile/internal/gc/pgen.go:345 +0x49
created by cmd/compile/internal/gc.compileFunctions
	/usr/local/google/home/khr/sandbox/issue29007/src/cmd/compile/internal/gc/pgen.go:343 +0x129

The problem is that it's making a function from a method (the err.Error part), but it can't find the original line number of the method declaration. It is the implicit declaration of Error for the built-in error type, which doesn't have a line number.
We need a backstop line number for cases where the method declaration is implicit.

@bcmills bcmills added this to the Go1.12 milestone Dec 21, 2018


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commented Dec 21, 2018

Related to #29304?


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commented Dec 21, 2018

Change mentions this issue: cmd/compile: fix line number for implicitly declared method expressions


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commented Dec 22, 2018

@mark-rushakoff I don't think they are directly related. Both have to do with error.Error, but as far as I can tell in unrelated ways.

@gopherbot gopherbot closed this in debca77 Dec 22, 2018

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