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cmd/go2go: panic if using generic type with badly defined method as an interface #39664

DeedleFake opened this issue Jun 17, 2020 · 6 comments


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@DeedleFake DeedleFake commented Jun 17, 2020


package main

import (

type Example(type T) struct {
	v T

// Note missing type parameter from Example.
func (e Example) String() string {
	return fmt.Sprint(e.v)

func main() {
	var str fmt.Stringer
	str = Example(int){
		v: 3,


panic: assertion failed [recovered]
	panic: assertion failed [recovered]
	panic: assertion failed

goroutine 1 [running]:
go/types.(*Checker).handleBailout(0xc00007c900, 0xc000149be0)
	/usr/local/go-faketime/src/go/types/check.go:251 +0x98
panic(0x642580, 0x6d26a0)
	/usr/local/go-faketime/src/runtime/panic.go:969 +0x175
go/types.(*Checker).stmt.func1(0xc00007c900, 0xc0001733b0)
	/usr/local/go-faketime/src/go/types/stmt.go:304 +0x85
panic(0x642580, 0x6d26a0)
	/usr/local/go-faketime/src/runtime/panic.go:975 +0x3e9
go/types.makeSubstMap(0x0, 0x0, 0x0, 0xc00001cab0, 0x1, 0x1, 0x6)
	/usr/local/go-faketime/src/go/types/subst.go:26 +0x2ca
go/types.(*Checker).missingMethod(0xc00007c900, 0x6de1a0, 0xc000174900, 0xc000104600, 0xc000104601, 0xf147ef2c6b20a501, 0x0)
	/usr/local/go-faketime/src/go/types/lookup.go:399 +0x43a
go/types.(*operand).assignableTo(0xc000072a00, 0xc00007c900, 0x6ddc00, 0xc00007a7e0, 0xc000148b58, 0xc00007a7e0)
	/usr/local/go-faketime/src/go/types/operand.go:270 +0x354
go/types.(*Checker).assignment(0xc00007c900, 0xc000072a00, 0x6ddc00, 0xc00007a7e0, 0x690d53, 0xa)
	/usr/local/go-faketime/src/go/types/assignments.go:65 +0x1ed
go/types.(*Checker).assignVar(0xc00007c900, 0x6daa60, 0xc00000c540, 0xc000072a00, 0x0, 0xc00000e2a0)
	/usr/local/go-faketime/src/go/types/assignments.go:203 +0x576
go/types.(*Checker).assignVars(0xc00007c900, 0xc00001c620, 0x1, 0x1, 0xc00001c690, 0x1, 0x1)
	/usr/local/go-faketime/src/go/types/assignments.go:281 +0x22f
go/types.(*Checker).stmt(0xc00007c900, 0x0, 0x6da420, 0xc0000725c0)
	/usr/local/go-faketime/src/go/types/stmt.go:406 +0x359d
go/types.(*Checker).stmtList(0xc00007c900, 0x0, 0xc000072640, 0x3, 0x4)
	/usr/local/go-faketime/src/go/types/stmt.go:125 +0xd1
go/types.(*Checker).funcBody(0xc00007c900, 0xc0001747e0, 0xc00001a44c, 0x4, 0xc0001748a0, 0xc000010d80, 0x0, 0x0)
	/usr/local/go-faketime/src/go/types/stmt.go:42 +0x257
	/usr/local/go-faketime/src/go/types/decl.go:786 +0x67
go/types.(*Checker).processDelayed(0xc00007c900, 0x0)
	/usr/local/go-faketime/src/go/types/check.go:315 +0x3e
go/types.(*Checker).checkFiles(0xc00007c900, 0xc00003dcb8, 0x1, 0x1, 0x0, 0x0)
	/usr/local/go-faketime/src/go/types/check.go:283 +0x145
go/types.(*Config).Check(0xc000072680, 0xc00001a3e0, 0x4, 0xc000072240, 0xc00003dcb8, 0x1, 0x1, 0xc000055360, 0x0, 0x4b6d2f, ...)
	/usr/local/go-faketime/src/go/types/api.go:387 +0x188
go/go2go.RewriteBuffer(0xc0000553b0, 0x7ffce9ea6dd8, 0x1e, 0xc000138000, 0x10a, 0x30a, 0x0, 0xc000010a50, 0xc000010a20, 0xc0000109f0, ...)
	/usr/local/go-faketime/src/go/go2go/go2go.go:127 +0x24f
main.translateFile(0xc0000553b0, 0x7ffce9ea6dd8, 0x1e)
	/usr/local/go-faketime/src/cmd/go2go/translate.go:26 +0xa9
	/usr/local/go-faketime/src/cmd/go2go/main.go:64 +0x2ea

Go build failed.
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@ianlancetaylor ianlancetaylor commented Jun 17, 2020

The code is incorrect but the type checker should return an error rather than panicking.

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@DeedleFake DeedleFake commented Jun 17, 2020

My thoughts exactly. Was a bit confused when it happened. Thought it was a runtime error in my code.

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@griesemer griesemer commented Jun 17, 2020

Simpler reproducer:

package p

type T(type _) struct {}

func (T) m()

func _() {
	var x interface { m() }
	x = T(int){}
	_ = x
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@griesemer griesemer commented Jun 17, 2020

The error is actually reported, but the type-checker dies later.

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@gopherbot gopherbot commented Jun 18, 2020

Change mentions this issue: [dev.go2go] go/types: don't crash when receiver type doesn't declare type parameters

gopherbot pushed a commit that referenced this issue Jun 18, 2020
…type parameters

Fixes #39664.

Change-Id: I0cf585f0c704bdaa163a7ebc9e7c82a734fcd5e9
Reviewed-by: Robert Griesemer <>
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@griesemer griesemer commented Jun 18, 2020

Fixed in dev.go2o branch.

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