DMD compiler choking? [Woohoo!]

James Dunne james.jdunne at
Thu Apr 6 15:17:05 PDT 2006

Sean Kelly wrote:
> 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.
> Sean

DMD's phobos should rename the object module class to something 
inconspicuous like '_d_object' or something to avoid naming conflicts 
with new programmers. :) (I just thought naming conflicts with new 
programmers was kinda funny)

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