Circular dependencies in Phobos

Jakob Ovrum via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at
Sun Jan 3 09:31:41 PST 2016

On Sunday, 3 January 2016 at 17:25:40 UTC, tsbockman wrote:
> On Sunday, 3 January 2016 at 17:18:05 UTC, Jakob Ovrum wrote:
>> Yes, but it shouldn't be designed around a bug.
> Unless the bug is actually going to be fixed some time soon, 
> why would I deliberately design something in a way that is 
> broken? Does it really matter *why* it is broken?

So, we're talking about a library using CheckedInt. If the 
library selectively imports anything from CheckedInt at 
module-level, it'll always be public due to a bug.

This is trivial to work around. Often the import can be nested, 
and when it can't, a static import or renamed module import can 
be used to resolve conflicts.

It's not a big deal.

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