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cargo doc fails to compile existential associated types #58011

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alecmocatta opened this issue Jan 30, 2019 · 3 comments
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cargo doc fails to compile existential associated types #58011

alecmocatta opened this issue Jan 30, 2019 · 3 comments

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@alecmocatta
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@alecmocatta alecmocatta commented Jan 30, 2019

While building, testing and running the below code works fine, cargo doc fails with:

error[E0277]: the trait bound `(): D` is not satisfied
  --> test_existential_doc_crash.rs:13:5
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13 |     existential type B: D;
   |     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ the trait `D` is not implemented for `()`
   |
   = note: the return type of a function must have a statically known size
#![feature(existential_type)]

pub trait A {
    type B: D;
    fn c() -> Self::B;
}

pub trait D {}
impl D for u8 {}

pub struct E;
impl A for E {
    existential type B: D;
    fn c() -> Self::B {
        0u8
    }
}
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@rasendubi rasendubi commented May 20, 2019

This happens with non-associated types, too.

Here is a smaller example:

#![feature(existential_type)]

pub trait A {}
impl A for u8 {}

existential type T: A;

fn f() -> T {
    0u8
}
error[E0277]: the trait bound `(): A` is not satisfied
 --> test.rs:6:1
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6 | existential type T: A;
  | ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ the trait `A` is not implemented for `()`
  |
  = note: the return type of a function must have a statically known size

Basically, rustdoc treats all existential types as ().

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@Nemo157 Nemo157 commented Aug 26, 2019

Updated example for type_alias_impl_trait (playground):

#![feature(type_alias_impl_trait)]

pub struct Foo;

impl std::iter::IntoIterator for Foo {
    type IntoIter = impl Iterator<Item = Self::Item>;
    type Item = ();

    fn into_iter(self) -> Self::IntoIter {
        Some(()).into_iter()
    }
}

pub type FooIntoIter = impl Iterator<Item = ()>;

pub fn foo_into_iter(foo: Foo) -> FooIntoIter {
    foo.into_iter()
}
error[E0277]: `()` is not an iterator
 --> src/lib.rs:6:5
  |
6 |     type IntoIter = impl Iterator<Item = Self::Item>;
  |     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ `()` is not an iterator
  |
  = help: the trait `std::iter::Iterator` is not implemented for `()`
  = note: the return type of a function must have a statically known size

error[E0277]: `()` is not an iterator
  --> src/lib.rs:14:1
   |
14 | pub type FooIntoIter = impl Iterator<Item = ()>;
   | ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ `()` is not an iterator
   |
   = help: the trait `std::iter::Iterator` is not implemented for `()`
   = note: the return type of a function must have a statically known size
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@varkor varkor commented Jan 12, 2020

Closing as a duplicate of #65863 (which has more information).

@varkor varkor closed this Jan 12, 2020
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