Why should file names intended for executables be valid identifiers?

Jon D via Digitalmars-d-learn digitalmars-d-learn at puremagic.com
Mon Dec 14 20:13:15 PST 2015

On Tuesday, 15 December 2015 at 03:31:18 UTC, Shriramana Sharma 
> For instance, hyphens are often used as part of executable 
> names on Linux, but if I do this:
> $ dmd usage-printer.d
> I get the following error:
> usage-printer.d: Error: module usage-printer has non-identifier 
> characters in filename, use module declaration instead

Try adding the line:

     module usage_printer;

at the top of the file. This overrides the default module name 
(same as file name).


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