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Subject [jira] [Commented] (FLINK-2806) No TypeInfo for Scala's Nothing type
Date Wed, 07 Oct 2015 14:36:27 GMT

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ASF GitHub Bot commented on FLINK-2806:
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Github user chiwanpark commented on the pull request:

    https://github.com/apache/flink/pull/1212#issuecomment-146213445
  
    +1 for merging. If there is no objection, I'll merge this in few hours.


> No TypeInfo for Scala's Nothing type
> ------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: FLINK-2806
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FLINK-2806
>             Project: Flink
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Scala API
>            Reporter: Gabor Gevay
>            Assignee: Gabor Gevay
>            Priority: Minor
>
> When writing some generic code, I encountered a situation where I needed a TypeInformation[Nothing].
Two problems prevent me from getting it:
> 1. TypeInformationGen.mkTypeInfo doesn't return a real TypeInformation[Nothing]. (It
actually returns a casted null in that case.)
> 2. The line
> implicit def createTypeInformation[T]: TypeInformation[T] = macro TypeUtils.createTypeInfo[T]
> does not fire in some situations when it should, when T = Nothing. (I guess this is a
compiler bug.)
> I will open a PR shortly.



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