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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 409] New: function resolving with global function if member matches

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           Summary: function resolving with global function if member
                    matches
           Product: D
           Version: 0.166
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: DMD
        AssignedTo: bugzilla digitalmars.com
        ReportedBy: benoit tionex.de


bool equals( char[] a, char[] b ){
    return a==b;
}

class A{
    bool equals( A other ){
        return this is A;
    }
    void func(){
        char[] a1 = "a";
        a1.equals( "b"[] ); // line 11
    }
}

I get this error:

t.d(11): function t.A.equals (A) does not match argument types (char[],char[])
t.d(11): Error: expected 1 arguments, not 2
t.d(11): cannot implicitly convert expression (a1) of type char[] to t.A


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Oct 08 2006
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smjg iname.com changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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                 CC|                            |smjg iname.com
           Keywords|                            |diagnostic




------- Comment #1 from smjg iname.com  2006-10-08 19:50 -------
There is in fact no match.  But the error message is indeed confusing.


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Oct 08 2006
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------- Comment #2 from benoit tionex.de  2006-10-08 20:14 -------
(In reply to comment #1)
 There is in fact no match.  But the error message is indeed confusing.
 

I wonder because it compiles without the method A.equals --
Oct 08 2006
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bugzilla digitalmars.com changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |INVALID




------- Comment #3 from bugzilla digitalmars.com  2006-10-16 04:27 -------
It's working as designed. a1.equals("b"[]) is first rewritten as
equals(a1,"b"[]), because a1 is an array. Then, "equals" is looked for in the
enclosing scopes. The first one found is A.equals. The arguments are (a1,"b"[])
which are types (char[],char[]), which do not match (A), the argument types for
A.equals. Hence the error message.

If A.equals is removed, then the global equals is found, which does match the
argument types.

Not a bug.


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Oct 16 2006