[m-users.] Ambiguous overloading error, with_type suggested

Zoltan Somogyi zoltan.somogyi at runbox.com
Sat Jun 12 18:56:40 AEST 2021

2021-06-12 18:50 GMT+10:00 "Sean Charles (emacstheviking)" <objitsu at gmail.com>:
> The error:
> ast.m:042: In clause for predicate `on_lexer'/1:
> ast.m:042:   error: ambiguous overloading causes type ambiguity.
> ast.m:042:   Possible type assignments include:
> ast.m:042:   Tokens: `pred(list.list(lexer.token), list.list(lexer.token))' or
> ast.m:042:   `(pred list.list(lexer.token))'
> ast.m:042:   You will need to add an explicit type qualification to resolve the
> ast.m:042:   type ambiguity. The way to add an explicit type qualification is
> ast.m:042:   to use "with_type". For details see the
> ast.m:042:   "Explicit type qualification" sub-section of the "Data-terms"
> ast.m:042:   section of the "Syntax" chapter of the Mercury language reference
> ast.m:042:   manual.
> the ast.m code:
> [42]on_lexer(Lx) :-
>       Tokens = list.filter(
>           % is_comment,
>           (pred(T::in) is semidet :- Ty = tok_type(T), not (Ty = c1 ; Ty = cn)),
>           tokens(Lx)
>       ),

list.filter exists both as a predicate and as a function. The predicate form
takes a predicate as first arg, while the function form takes a function.
The first error is mixing up these two. This unification does not bind Tokens
to a list of tokens; it binds it to a closure.


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