Questions tagged [type-safety]

Use this tag for reviews of code where type safety is a concern, for example code involving type conversions or casting which may result in type errors at run-time.

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Return type-erased object to the caller, use typesafe cast in a subsequent call [closed]

Libraries might need to return "context" objects to the caller, and then require the same object in subsequent calls. In some cases, the user is not required to know what's the concrete type ...
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API client that builds a response over multiple lines

I am performing a REST API call and I have copied their example code where they show how to perform such an api call. Their example is written in Javascript not Typescript though. To adapt the code I ...
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I am building a container of differently typed variables with names for easy parsing and usage in Rust

I am new to Rust and trying to learn more about it. I want to have some kind of container that can store parameters (variables, values, constants) of varying types together with a name. This container ...
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Nop class which can get optimized away

I designed a class for debug builds which does not incur any overhead in release mode. A usecase is for example: I have a function and I want to count how often it is called. For this I could write ...
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C Typed Vector that implements type-safety, encapsulation and lazy initialization

C Typed Vector I wasn't happy with the various dynamic array / vector implementations in C, so I made my own. In general, I'm not the biggest fan of C-preprocessor madness, but alas for this ...
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Implementation of a type-safe generic dynamic array in C

I'm new to C and was trying to write a generic dynamic array which is type safe. I'm not sure if I pulled it off in the best way possible though. dynarray.h: ...
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Replacing type-check with Visitor in Immutable Event-Sourced Aggregate

In my previous question, one of the answers mentioned that I shouldn't be changing behavior based on the Event class The whole point of classing is that you can get result without having to decide ...
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Typescript type checking of hierarchical types

I want to create a hierarchy of Typescript interfaces because I think classes would be an overkill in my case. The main obstacle is checking if an object has a specific type. I solved it this way: <...
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Proper Python type-annotation for variable parameters signature of inherited method overloads

I have a CLI lib to automate batch operations on GitHub with many use cases: create issue, merge PR, delete branch... Since they all operate in a similar fashing regarding execution and output, I ...
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RSA wrapper python

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Address class in PHP 7.4 with types

About this exercise I found out there is a form of strict types in PHP 7.4, so I freshened up my PHP coding with this simple Address class. I did not use PHP since ...
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Binary to decimal (and back) converter in c++

I'm mainly looking for error checking / type safety advice. main.cpp ...
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Type definitions for simple NPM package that generates OAuth 1.0a authorization header for Twitter API using native https nodejs module

I added type definitions to a simple npm package. I would love to get some feedback on ways to do better for the type definitions. The package exports a single function which returns a function that ...
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Haskell-like function composition function

Much like this question I'm attempting to write in C++ something which can resemble Haskell's (.) function as much as possible, which is basically Chapter 1's ...
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Am I using the same Typescript variable? [closed]

I am passing a in as a parameter and want to return b. This works, however I feel like it is wrong because I shouldn't have to ...
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How to make it more Scala compatible?

When you write a code in python code people always ask to make it more pythonic. I am not sure if there is a term for scala or not. However, I am pretty sure my following code use one or two scala ...
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Efficient, typesafe runtime selection between "compiler-checked" sets of static config constant

Motivation / Task An apparently trivial problem.... A CLI app tries to make use of box drawing characters. But depending on the stdout device this may not be appropriate so there is a ...
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Time provider library using type safe handler - like chrono CPP

I'm trying to develop a c++ library that provide two kind of times: UTC time(self explainitory) System time(time since the system has went on) I have looked into the ...
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Returns either an object containing two values or an exception if values or not a valid range

I have two functions, one that returns two values min and a max and another function that serves as a guard. However I would ...
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Implement state eraser for NIST DRBG and other crypto primitives using macro

As a spare-time personal project, I'm implementing a set of symmetric-key cryptographic primitives. One thing I've left vacant for a long time, is the key/state eraser, which I decide to add right ...
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Single-thread Task Scheduler with type erasure and allocator-aware

I made a task scheduler to practice allocators and type erasure. With my project, you can delay execution of any callable (functions (using std::ref), lambdas...) ...
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Type & Thread-safe Logger Implementation

So I had previously posted this question and asked for some feedback regarding my (now) header-only logging system and figured it would be a good time to go back to the changes I made it and see if it ...
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Range validator for multiple types

I have an existing overloaded set of functions that I cannot change and need to be tested: ...
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TypeScript implicit 'any' type with computed property key

(irrelevant code removed for demo purposes) I am new to using TypeScript and I have this React component which has an object literal inside the component, which I'm then accessing using a computed ...
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Typescript monad for data being loaded

I have been struggling to make typescript happy about the types. I am pulling data from our backend API and I wanted to give context to the data. Basically it is a monad with 4 shapes: Initial (...
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Python simple type checking decorator

I'd like to know your opinions on this minimal type-checking decorator (with @ annotations) to make type checking of a method while debugging like : ...
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typeOf in Python [closed]

I've been working in statically typed languages for awhile, and I've had to write some Python utilities recently. As part of those tools, I needed a semi-sane way to implement type checking to make it ...
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Potential type-safety issues on object parsing function in DXL

I have inherited the maintenance of a DXL script (for IBM Doors). In this, I came across various examples of stuff that make me scratch my head. Take this example: ...
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Generating Image & Serving via HTTP with Go

What is does I'm reading The Go Programming Language. Below is my code for the last exercise in the first chapter, which is to create a webserver, generate an image, and serve the image via the ...
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Login system with password reset sent to e-mail using PHP and PDO

I really like to use PDO because it's simple and easy to make a safe query, i prepared all queries and used placeholders, i think it's safe but i'm not sure at all, and I'm thinking if i used ...
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Enforcing string validity with the C# type system

One of my biggest complaints about .NET is that there's no way to guarantee a string match a certain type in the type-system. Note This started as more of a proof-of-concept than a real usable system,...
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add_const or remove_const based on another type

Here is a type trait which - I feel - could fit in std next to std::add_const and ...
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TypeScript 3 form validation object

Please, correct me with anything that I say in here (The actual question is below the code). I've been quickly prototyping a project (ASP.NET Core 2.1) and haven't found the need to structure it with ...
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Function to map letters to numbers

I have a method that converts characters to numbers. It expects a single alphabetical character and returns the equivalent number. For example, if A is provided it returns 1, for B it returns 2. If an ...
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SI type safe unit calculations (revised)

This is the continuation of the questions raised in this thread I did include the improvements that were mentioned but still feel like, I do more copies than I need to. Also I am unsure about the ...
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SI type safe unit calculations

I wrote a small type-rich MKS Unit system for the consistent and safe calculation of physical units in everyday use. I realized some operators' implementations via the Barton-Nackman trick while ...
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Type-safe JSON deserialization

In a Python (3.6) application I receive messages from Kafka in JSON format. (The code base makes heavy use of static type annotations, and every file is automatically checked using ...
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Detect single-character xor (OCaml)

I have been working through the Cryptopals challenges in Ocaml. My interest in Ocaml is to better learn functional programming techniques and effective usage of the type system. Set 1 Challenge 4 ...
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Safely & portably read a value into a predefined integral type of varying size like mode_t

I need to read a value from a text file and put it into a predefined type, in this particular case mode_t. This typedef can have a variety of types underlying it, ...
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'StrictInt' Python object class that prohibits casting numbers with non-integer components to `int`

Inspired by and created because of python3 utility: convert safely to int and driven partly by the 'refactor' in my answer. The aforementioned question and my answer drove me to go and do a thing ...
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Redux-like implementation in TypeScript

I need to write a custom reducer utility. It should take a dictionary of reducers and a publish subject to return a state, with a dispatch method to dispatch ...
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Type conversion between Node, Const_node, and their views

Each node is a location within a layer. A Location may be a pointer or an index. A Layer is a container. There are 4 types of ...
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Type System for Layers and Nodes

Overview The following is a type system of layers (A, B, C, ...
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Wrapping an IntPtr in a Struct for safer Interop

Consider the following C#/C interop scenario: ...
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Function that checks if array only contains elements of a specific type

The function checks whether an array is of a specific type (only contains elements of that type), the types the function accepts for checking is basically all the JavaScript types plus any types that ...
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Scala type matching map

I was working with some complicated generics system, and I found the need to make an abstraction for a typesafe mapping between K[T] and V[T] where T is the same for individual pairs. In the case ...
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Simplified encryption API wrapper for RSA and AES

I'm working on an encryption library to simplify how my team uses encryption for api credentials and receiving encrypted messages from other teams/projects. This code is wrapping java.security and ...
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Functions that build a path to the model and command files for some tests

I'm currently working in a model-based testing tool. I'm writing some integration tests for it, which require two kind of input: Model files: which contain models to be parsed and run by the tool. ...
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A type for prime numbers

I have recently discovered that in type theory there is a concept of a "predicate type" which is a type \$A\$ formed out of all members of the underlying type \$U\$ that satisfy a given predicate ...
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Extensible XML parser

Context My aim is to write an RSS parser that can handle extensions in a generic and type-safe way. I already have a working RSS parser, the missing part is the extensions handling, which is the ...
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