Probably trivial, but VERY frustrating compiler bug

H. S. Teoh hsteoh at
Thu Aug 13 22:33:04 UTC 2020

On Thu, Aug 13, 2020 at 10:20:19PM +0000, Adam D. Ruppe via Digitalmars-d wrote:
> On Thursday, 13 August 2020 at 22:14:15 UTC, H. S. Teoh wrote:
> > In a nutshell: the exact .stringof of certain function symbols
> > changes depending on which overload was processed first.
> wait why the heck is it using .stringof at all? This inside dmd
> itself? I know it uses mangle toChars in places but the stringof thing
> should be for user diagnostics only, no internal use.

Well, Phobos has a unittest in std.format that relies on the exact
output of .stringof.

Come to think of it, maybe we should just kill that unittest with fire.


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