Error: need 'this' to access member i

Jarrett Billingsley kb3ctd2 at
Tue Oct 2 11:32:10 PDT 2007

"Ary Manzana" <ary at> wrote in message 
news:fdtvav$2dcq$1 at
> Anyone?
> Walter? :-P
> Ary Manzana wrote:
>> Since we are adding semantic analysis to Descent and we'd like to test it 
>> as much as possible, we'll use dstress (at least the tests that pass). 
>> I'll be checking which errors gives DMD, and expect the same results 
>> (with source range information for Descent, and some internal IDs for 
>> each of the possible problems).
>> Compiling nocompile\a\alias_28_A.d gives me:
>> alias_28_A.d(16): Error: need 'this' to access member i
>> But Descent doesn't give me an error. So I wanted to see where this error 
>> is reported in DMD's code, but I can't find it. I've search for:
>> - "need
>> - to access
>> - access member
>> - need 'this'
>> with no results. Does anyone knows where is this error reported?
>> Thanks,
>> Ary

It may be a function which, for reasons beyond me, may exist in the 
oh-so-secretive backend.

See (if you can) if GDC gives the same/similar error, and if so, search 
through its source. 

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