[Mono-bugs] [Bug 325174] Confusing error message with a name conflict

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Mon Mar 31 02:43:07 EDT 2008


User harinath at hurrynot.org added comment

Raja Harinath <harinath at hurrynot.org> changed:

           What    |Removed                                         |Added
                 CC|                                                |harinath at hurrynot.org
             Status|NEW                                             |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                                                |WONTFIX

--- Comment #2 from Raja Harinath <harinath at hurrynot.org>  2008-03-31 00:43:06 MST ---
(Firstly, 'Name' is private above.  Assuming it's public and reading the rest
of your comments.  Secondly, I don't have Gtk# setup.)

I'm assuming Gtk.Bin has a field/property named Path.  If that is the case,
it's hard to do anything useful here.

While there is a DWIM mismatch, it's hard for the compiler to figure out the
what the DWIM is.  The DWIM is not in the immediate neighbourhood of where the
error is detected (there's no 'Name' field/property), but in a decision made by
the compiler two steps before (what does 'Path' mean).  We can write a
backtracking resolver, but it's hard for me to see the benefits outweigh the

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