Pathological import symbol shadowing

Paul Backus snarwin at
Sat Nov 14 14:43:16 UTC 2020

On Saturday, 14 November 2020 at 14:13:32 UTC, Kagamin wrote:
> On Saturday, 14 November 2020 at 03:10:34 UTC, Timon Gehr wrote:
>> It should just use the standard import rules with overload 
>> sets. Then the code above would just work and no hijacking 
>> would be possible.
> You mean the code should not compile because symbols from 
> different modules are in different overload sets? But then get 
> from curl will always conflict with get in object, and thus 
> will be unusable without renaming or FQN.

An ambiguity error only occurs if a matching function is found in 
both overload sets. [1] Since and object.get 
have completely different signatures, no function call will ever 
match both of them, so there will be no error.


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