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reply Cecil Ward <d cecilward.com> writes:
The snippet below failed to compile (I think) in the latest DMD - 
but I can't see the error message in the web-based editor at 
dlang.org. It certainly failed to compile under GDC 5.2.0 when 
tried out using d.godbolt.org. (Is there any chance of a later 
GDC compiler there?)

Is it my bug, or a compiler bug? (name clash at link-time?):

void main()
	{
		{
		immutable static dstring str1 = "a";
		}
		{
		immutable static dstring str1 = "b";
		}
	}
Jul 28
next sibling parent Cecil Ward <d cecilward.com> writes:
On Saturday, 29 July 2017 at 01:54:29 UTC, Cecil Ward wrote:
 The snippet below failed to compile (I think) in the latest DMD 
 - but I can't see the error message in the web-based editor at 
 dlang.org. It certainly failed to compile under GDC 5.2.0 when 
 tried out using d.godbolt.org. (Is there any chance of a later 
 GDC compiler there?)

 Is it my bug, or a compiler bug? (name clash at link-time?):

 void main()
 	{
 		{
 		immutable static dstring str1 = "a";
 		}
 		{
 		immutable static dstring str1 = "b";
 		}
 	}
Workaround is just to rename one, assuming that avoids a name clash at <xx?phase>-time.
Jul 28
prev sibling next sibling parent Jonathan M Davis via Digitalmars-d-learn writes:
On Saturday, July 29, 2017 1:54:29 AM MDT Cecil Ward via Digitalmars-d-learn 
wrote:
 The snippet below failed to compile (I think) in the latest DMD -
 but I can't see the error message in the web-based editor at
 dlang.org. It certainly failed to compile under GDC 5.2.0 when
 tried out using d.godbolt.org. (Is there any chance of a later
 GDC compiler there?)

 Is it my bug, or a compiler bug? (name clash at link-time?):

 void main()
   {
       {
       immutable static dstring str1 = "a";
       }
       {
       immutable static dstring str1 = "b";
       }
   }
Well, based on the error message, I'd say that the restriction is on purpose: q.d(7): Error: declaration q.main.str1 is already defined in another scope in main The bit about "another scope" just wouldn't make sense if it weren't on purpose, since there is normally no such restriction. That being said, I have no idea why such a restriction would be in place. It works perfectly well if the variables aren't static, so it's something about static that's causing it. I would argue that it _should_ work, so I think that you should at least open up an enhancement request, but I have no idea what the compiler devs would say on the matter. - Jonathan M Davis
Jul 28
prev sibling parent ag0aep6g <anonymous example.com> writes:
On 07/29/2017 03:54 AM, Cecil Ward wrote:
 Is it my bug, or a compiler bug? (name clash at link-time?):
 
 void main()
      {
          {
          immutable static dstring str1 = "a";
          }
          {
          immutable static dstring str1 = "b";
          }
      }
https://issues.dlang.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11720 Ideally (imo), the code would work. The two variables would need different mangled names. No idea how hard that would be to implement.
Jul 28