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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 10292] New: Warn against wrong class opEquals signature usage


           Summary: Warn against wrong class opEquals signature usage
           Product: D
           Version: D2
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Keywords: diagnostic
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P2
         Component: DMD
        AssignedTo: nobody puremagic.com
        ReportedBy: bearophile_hugs eml.cc

--- Comment #0 from bearophile_hugs eml.cc 2013-06-07 14:42:07 PDT ---
class Foo {
    int x;
    this(int x) {
        this.x = x;
    bool opEquals(in Foo a) const {
        return a.x == this.x;
void main() {
    Foo f1 = new Foo(10);
    Foo f2 = new Foo(10);
    assert(f1 != f2);

This code compiles with no errors nor warnings with dmd 2.064alpha.

Expected something like:

test(6): Warning. Class opEquals should have signature like: override bool
opEquals(Object) const

Here a little more correct opEquals is:

    override bool opEquals(Object a) const {
        auto fooa = cast(Foo)a;
        if (fooa is null)
            return false;
        return fooa.x == this.x;

The compiler needs to give warnings or errors for such cases of wrong
signatures. If you don't write opEquals(Object) it needs to complain. I think
the current situation of silent accepting wrong/useless special methods is not
acceptable in modern language.

(Code adapted from a post by "Namespace" in D.learn).

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