Bug 12694 - False positive 'UseStringEmptyRule' when using anonymous type
Summary: False positive 'UseStringEmptyRule' when using anonymous type
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Tools
Classification: Mono
Component: Gendarme ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Linux
: --- normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
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Reported: 2013-06-14 12:49 UTC by Craig Fowler
Modified: 2013-06-14 13:02 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Craig Fowler 2013-06-14 12:49:33 UTC
Using Gendarme v2.10 (as distributed in Debian 7.0/Wheezy's apt repo) a false-positive is triggered when using an anonymous type.

FYI I am compiling using MonoDevelop on Mono 2.10.8 (again, from the Debian 7.0/Wheezy apt repo).

Code to reproduce
public class MyClass
  public MyClass ()
    Console.WriteLine(new { foo = "bar" });

Expected result
The Gendarme.Rules.Performance » UseStringEmptyRule rule should not report a failure.

Actual Result
1 defect(s) found:

Target: System.String <>__AnonType0`1::ToString()
Assembly: GendarmeTest, Version=1.0.4913.31770, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null

Severity: Medium  Confidence: High
Source: /path/to/project/GendarmeTest/GendarmeTest/MyClass.cs(≈9)
Comment 1 Craig Fowler 2013-06-14 13:02:33 UTC
As a note - I have also seen the same error occur inside a LINQ statement, again with the 'Target' pointing to an anonymous type.  The code for that is somewhat more complex though and harder to create a simple POC.  Here's where the failure is (apparently) triggered though:

public Member GetByEmailAddress (string emailAddress)
  return (from member in _session.Query<Member>()
          join address in _session.Query<MemberEmailAddress>()
            on member equals address.Member
            address.IsPrimary == true
            && address.Address == emailAddress
          select member)
    .FetchMany(x => x.EmailAddresses)

… where _session is a private instance field (an NHibernate ISession).

address.IsPrimary is bool and address.Address is a string.  What's peculiar about this is that there aren't any string literals in sight, yet I still see:

Target: System.String <>__AnonType0`2::ToString()
Assembly: MyAssembly, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null

Severity: Medium  Confidence: High
Source: /path/to/file/NHibernateMemberAuthenticationQuery.cs(≈59)

Severity: Medium  Confidence: High
Source: /path/to/file/NHibernateMemberAuthenticationQuery.cs(≈59)