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reply Gor Gyolchanyan <gor.f.gyolchanyan gmail.com> writes:
There's a curiously misleading behavior when overloading on the same
underlying types:

struct Test
{
void* ptr;
uint num;
}

alias const(Test) A;

void foo(A)
{
import std.stdio;
writeln("mutable");
}

void foo(const(A))
{
import std.stdio;
writeln("const");
}

unittest
{
foo(A());
}

DMD outputs the following error:
C:\Users\g.gyolchanyan\Desktop\test.d(67): Error: function test.foo called
with argument types:
((const(Test)))
matches both:
C:\Users\g.gyolchanyan\Desktop\test.d(53): test.foo(const(Test) _param_0)
and:
C:\Users\g.gyolchanyan\Desktop\test.d(59): test.foo(const(Test) _param_0)

The error should be about redefinition of foo(), since A and const(A) are
the exact same type.
Is this a bug or am I mistaken on the expected behavior?

-- 
Bye,
Gor Gyolchanyan.
Dec 05 2012
parent Timon Gehr <timon.gehr gmx.ch> writes:
On 12/05/2012 01:20 PM, Gor Gyolchanyan wrote:
 There's a curiously misleading behavior when overloading on the same
 underlying types:

 struct Test
 {
     void* ptr;
     uint num;
 }

 alias const(Test) A;

 void foo(A)
 {
     import std.stdio;
     writeln("mutable");
 }

 void foo(const(A))
 {
     import std.stdio;
     writeln("const");
 }

 unittest
 {
     foo(A());
 }

 DMD outputs the following error:
 C:\Users\g.gyolchanyan\Desktop\test.d(67): Error: function test.foo
 called with argument types:
 ((const(Test)))
 matches both:
 C:\Users\g.gyolchanyan\Desktop\test.d(53): test.foo(const(Test) _param_0)
 and:
 C:\Users\g.gyolchanyan\Desktop\test.d(59): test.foo(const(Test) _param_0)

 The error should be about redefinition of foo(), since A and const(A)
 are the exact same type.
 Is this a bug or am I mistaken on the expected behavior?

 --
 Bye,
 Gor Gyolchanyan.

DMD does not check overloads at all. If you do not call the function, the multiple definition error is caught in the linker. I think there are already reports for this.
Dec 05 2012