[Mono-bugs] [Bug 52183][Wis] New - MCS gives incorrect error num for `public void static Main ()'

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Changed by miguel@ximian.com.


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+Bug#: 52183
+Product: Mono/Compilers
+Version: unspecified
+OS: unknown
+OS Details: Mandrake 9.1
+Status: RESOLVED   
+Resolution: FIXED
+Severity: 001 One hour
+Priority: Wishlist
+Component: C#
+AssignedTo: mono-bugs@ximian.com                            
+ReportedBy: cornel@profsys.iasi.rdsnet.ro               
+QAContact: mono-bugs@ximian.com
+TargetMilestone: ---
+Summary: MCS gives incorrect error num for `public void static Main ()'
+Please fill in this template when reporting a bug, unless you know what you are 
+Description of Problem: 
+Doesn't compile a program (incorrect written) - that's good, but doesn't give any 
+message about what is wrong with my code, or any message at all about my code. 
+Instead it tells me that the parser is wrong. 
+Steps to reproduce the problem: 
+1. Compile this program (mcs test.cs) 
+using System; 
+class t 
+        public void static Main (string[] args) 
+        { 
+                Console.WriteLine("Hello"); 
+        } 
+Actual Results: 
+Errors at compile time: 
+[root@cornel mono]# mcs test.cs 
+Mono.CSharp.yyParser.yyException: irrecoverable syntax error 
+in <0x00865> Mono.CSharp.CSharpParser:yyparse 
+in <0x00079> Mono.CSharp.CSharpParser:parse () 
+test.cs(5) error CS8025: Parsing error 
+Compilation failed: 1 error(s), 0 warnings 
+[root@cornel mono]# 
+Expected Results: 
+A message telling that the Main() method signature is wrong. 
+How often does this happen?  
+Additional Information:
+------- Additional Comments From duncan@ximian.com  2003-12-15 13:38 -------
+That's because the signature for Main should be:
+public static void Main (string [] args)
+Note that the static modifier is declared before the return type (void).
+Marking this as NOTABUG.
+For more info see: 
+------- Additional Comments From cornel@profsys.iasi.rdsnet.ro  2003-12-16 02:58 -------
+i know the signature of main is not correct (i said that in Expected result 
+section), and i know how it should be. 
+I reported as a bug because the compiler doesn't detect WHAT is wrong with 
+my code, detect that SOMETHING is wrong. 
+------- Additional Comments From bmaurer@users.sf.net  2003-12-16 13:02 -------
+Cornel is correct, this is a bug. We are emitting an incorrect error 
+number. As well, the message is not user friendly.
+However, I am making the priority Wishlist, because the behavior is 
+pretty minor.
+You don't happen to have the exact error number that CSC gives, do 
+------- Additional Comments From miguel@ximian.com  2004-01-08 16:44 -------
+Fixed, but I rather not see parsing improvements filed as bugs.