Scala JS/JVM Shared Implicit conversion


#1

I have the following in my shared project:

object PubKeyConverter {
  implicit def toString(pubKey: PubKey): String = pubKey.toString

  implicit def fromString(pubKeyString: String): PubKey = PubKey(pubKeyString)
}

case class PubKey(pubKey: String) {
  def shortString = pubKey.replace("-----END PUBLIC KEY-----", "").takeRight(15)

  override def toString: String = pubKey
}

When I import my PubKeyConverter._ into my Scala JS project,
any highlighted errors go away for the following

val something: String = PubKey("some pub key")

However, I get a type mismatch during the actual compile.
Any ideas as to why? The class itself works fine in both my JVM and JS projects. :expressionless:

Thanks


#2

Looks like the problem is this line:

implicit def toString(pubKey: PubKey): String = pubKey.toString

toString is laden with extra connotations, and it looks like it doesn’t work here for some reason. In my experiments, naming this def something else makes it work…


#3

The imported toString is probably getting shadowed by the class member toString.