[Mono-devel-list] Bug? get accessor self-refers

Burton M. Strauss III Burton at ntopsupport.com
Mon May 5 09:55:47 EDT 2003

I understand the difficulties of loops of references, but the simplest A->A
case could (and should) be trapped as a special case... it's always better
when the compiler traps the simplest typos...


-----Original Message-----
From: Dietmar Maurer [mailto:dietmar at maurer-it.com]
Sent: Monday, May 05, 2003 6:52 AM
To: Burton M. Strauss III
Cc: mono-devel-list at lists.ximian.com
Subject: Re: [Mono-devel-list] Bug? get accessor self-refers

On Sun, 2003-05-04 at 19:55, Burton M. Strauss III wrote:
>         public byte P {
>                 get {
>                         return P;
>                 }
>         }
>     }
> class Sample {
>     public static void Main() {
>         x v = new x(3);
>         Console.WriteLine("\tP {0}", v.P );
>     }
> }
> Seg faults when run.  If you change the 'return P' to 'return p',
> which is
> (of course) the correct program, it runs fine.  Shouldn't there be a
> better
> trap than an OS segmentation fault?

Your code causes a stack overflow. Unfortunately there is no way to
handle such situation in a clean and OS-independent way. So we decided
to simply use the segmentation fault.

- Dietmar

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