DMD compiler choking? [Woohoo!]

Sean Kelly sean at
Thu Apr 6 08:24:42 PDT 2006

Regan Heath wrote:
> On Thu, 6 Apr 2006 06:10:30 +0000 (UTC), Jeremy Gibson <jtgibson telus 
> net Jeremy_member at> wrote:
>> Found the problem, and it was completely irrelevant to everything -- I 
>> had all
>> of the environment variables set up correctly right from the very 
>> beginning.
>> The problem?  The object.d file in my project folder was overriding 
>> object.d in
>> the Phobos directory.  I renamed it to "gameobject.d" and everything 
>> works
>> peachy-keen now.
>> (I noticed this because after I uncommented some code in object.d, I 
>> started
>> getting some errors in that file while I tried to compile the file 
>> test.d (which
>> I posted) in the same folder.  test.d does not import object.d at all, so
>> something had to be automatically importing it.  That's when it clicked.)
>> This kind of name clash should probably be documented... =)
> Ahh, of course. Yeah, at least one other person has had this exact same 
> problem.
> At the very least it should be documented. The compiler could error on 
> compiling object.d, and/or refuse to create an object.o and/or refuse to 
> link/see any object.o which is not in the main directory.

For what it's worth, I've run into this with Ares before.  DMD requires 
certain class definitions to be in object.d.  If it needs them and they 
aren't there, the compiler crashes.  But this should be reported, as the 
correct behavior would be to terminate with a helpful message.


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