print-dup's handling of metadata typehint is unreadable in some circumstances

Description

With print-dup true, if an object being printed has a metadata map with only a :tag key, the printer renders it as "^value". This can cause an IllegalArgumentException if you try to read the printed string back in, in some circumstances. E.g.

This is causing problems with sleight/riddley's [1] handling of the (case) macro, which drops a type-hint on a gensym it incorporates in the form it returns. When sleight tries to reserialize a macroexpanded (case) form from riddley, it fails as demonstrated above. E.g.

The attached patch corrects this by making core_print.clj's print-meta always print out the full metadata map if print-dup is true. The patch also contains a test for this case.

[1] https://github.com/ztellman/sleight https://github.com/ztellman/riddley

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Reporter

Alex Coventry

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