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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 11729] New: protected toString causes strange error message


           Summary: protected toString causes strange error message
           Product: D
           Version: D2
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: trivial
          Priority: P2
         Component: Phobos
        AssignedTo: nobody puremagic.com
        ReportedBy: uplink.coder googlemail.com

--- Comment #0 from uplink.coder googlemail.com 2013-12-12 04:46:32 PST ---

if I declare a toString function protected, the compiler spills lots of error
messages regardig Writers and Appenders.
I find this very unhelpful.
maybe another Template Contraint 
something along the lines of
if (hasToString!T && isCallable!T.toString)
would be abit clearer.


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