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Illegal cyclic reference involving type member of a constructor argument overriding a val #10199

scabug opened this Issue Feb 20, 2017 · 1 comment


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scabug commented Feb 20, 2017

There are several bugs reported already regarding "illegal cyclic reference", the closest one probably being #7642. What might be special about this one is that it involves a type member of a constructor argument (foo.A below). What seems to confuse the type checker is the fact that the constructor argument also overrides a val.

trait Foo {
  type A

trait Bar {
  type B
  val foo: Foo { type A = B }

class Bar1(val foo: Foo) extends Bar {
  type B = foo.A // error: illegal cyclic reference involving type B

// workaround
class Bar2(val foo0: Foo) extends Bar {
  type B = foo0.A // OK
  val foo = foo0  // OK

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scabug commented Feb 20, 2017

Imported From:
Reporter: Tomas Mikula (
Affected Versions: 2.12.1
See #7642

@scabug scabug added the typer label Apr 7, 2017

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