Pathological import symbol shadowing

Walter Bright newshound2 at
Sat Nov 21 02:07:05 UTC 2020

On 11/17/2020 5:19 PM, Paul Backus wrote:
> On Wednesday, 18 November 2020 at 01:11:35 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
>> Please elaborate on what is invalid about it? Don't make me guess!
> Because std.file is imported locally, the call to write calls std.file.write 
> instead of std.stdio.write, and overwrites important_data.txt.

Ok, and that's how scoped name resolution works. It's not invalid.

> If `import std.file` is moved to module scope, the compiler correctly diagnoses 
> that the call is ambiguous.

Yes. This is why I asked, as I wondered if I was missing something.

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