Probably trivial, but VERY frustrating compiler bug

Steven Schveighoffer schveiguy at
Fri Aug 14 03:56:38 UTC 2020

On 8/13/20 6:20 PM, Adam D. Ruppe 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.
> that might be the real bug perhaps it just called toChars when it should 
> have called toMangle or whatever the function is called.

What is the correct way to get a string representation of a type if not 
T.stringof? This is inside Phobos, not DMD.


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