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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 2666] New: forward reference hell!

reply d-bugmail puremagic.com writes:

           Summary: forward reference hell!
           Product: D
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P1
         Component: DMD
        AssignedTo: bugzilla digitalmars.com
        ReportedBy: someanon yahoo.com

$ cat vector.d #-----------------------------------------------------
module vector;

class Vector(E) {
  E[] data;

$ cat student.d #-----------------------------------------------------
module student;

import vector;
import teacher;

// define Student
class Student {
  void ask(Teacher teacher) {

// define Students
alias Vector!(Student) Students;

$ cat teacher.d #-----------------------------------------------------
module teacher;

import student;

class Teacher {
  Students students;

$ dmd -c student.d 
teacher.d(6): Error: forward reference to 'Vector!(Student)'
teacher.d(6): Error: Students is used as a type
teacher.d(6): variable teacher.Teacher.students voids have no value

sure I know if I do:
$ dmd -c vector.d  teacher.d student.d
all the three files can be compiled without error.

But my question is: why can't file be individually compiled?

I think I have the most natural/logical organization of files; if you move the
'Students' alias around, it could get compiled, but what's wrong with my
current organization?

Feb 14 2009
next sibling parent d-bugmail puremagic.com writes:

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Feb 14 2009
prev sibling parent d-bugmail puremagic.com writes:

Lukasz Wrzosek <luk.wrzosek gmail.com> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
                 CC|                            |luk.wrzosek gmail.com
         Resolution|                            |FIXED

--- Comment #2 from Lukasz Wrzosek <luk.wrzosek gmail.com> 2012-02-15 04:12:19
PST ---
Fixed in:

commit a7e086246fa84279a5e16ed39c9b3f015057544a
Author: Walter Bright <walter digitalmars.com>
Date:   Mon Aug 9 04:30:47 2010 +0000

    bugzilla 4503 forward reference to aliased template instance

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