Compiling with unknown class gives no error
xporg.roso at gmail.com
Mon Mar 17 15:20:10 PDT 2014
Hi fellow coders,
While fooling around, I came across something I can't explain.
Hope you can bring some light to this matter.
Let's say I have the following class definition:
Some stuff here
// B is a class defined nowhere, it just doesn't exist!
B opBinary(string op)(float f)
Compiling this with dmd/ldc will procude no error whatsoever, not
even a warning (with -w/-wi enabled). It will only trigger a
compile error if the operator is called at some point.
How come? Obviously if the class does not exist the compiler
shouldn't be able to determine the return value of the overloaded
operator. Unless there is some magic going on behind the scenes...
Just out of curiosity really. I usually avoid returning types
that do not exist :)
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