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From "Winnebeck, Jason" <>
Subject CompileStatic and right-hand-side literals
Date Wed, 02 Dec 2015 14:44:15 GMT
Is there a way to avoid awkward typing issues with literals as in this case:

void f() {
  Map<String, Object> x = [a: '1']
  println x + [b: 2]

This results in the following errors in 2.4.5:

[Static type checking] - Incompatible generic argument types. Cannot assign java.util.LinkedHashMap
<java.lang.String, java.lang.String> to: java.util.Map <String, Object>
 at line: 3, column: 27

[Static type checking] - Cannot call <K,V> java.util.LinkedHashMap <java.lang.String,
java.lang.String>#plus(java.util.Map <java.lang.String, java.lang.String>) with arguments
[java.util.LinkedHashMap <java.lang.String, java.lang.Integer>] 
 at line: 4, column: 13

It seems that the static compiler has issues with inferring RHS types. I think it might be
similar to this case I run into from time to time:

void g(List<Integer> items) {}

void h() {

Results in:
[Static type checking] - Cannot call ConsoleScript6#g(java.util.List <java.lang.Integer>)
with arguments [java.util.List <T extends java.lang.Object>]

Jason Winnebeck

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