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The "--" template from module nimscript mis-translates "out" key #6011

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ghost opened this issue Jun 22, 2017 · 2 comments

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commented Jun 22, 2017

In this task from a .nimble file

task testBuild, "build the tests":
  --path: ".."
  --verbosity: 2
  --out: "tests/apitest"
  setCommand "cpp", "tests/apitest"

the --out template call is translated to a --var option in the executed command string. When switch "out", "tests/apitest" is used instead, everything works fine.

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commented Jul 6, 2017

This seems to be the case since out is a reserved keyword.

template `--`*(key, val: untyped) =
  ## A shortcut for ``switch(astToStr(key), astToStr(val))``.
switch(astToStr(key), strip astToStr(val))

astToStr(path) returns "path", while astToStr(out) returns var

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commented Jul 6, 2017

Yet it would be a very simple fix to consider out specially here

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