Bug 3090 - Bad compiler output "... is a `type' but a `type' was expected"
Summary: Bad compiler output "... is a `type' but a `type' was expected"
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Compilers
Classification: Mono
Component: C# ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Linux
: --- normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Marek Safar
URL:
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Blocks:
 
Reported: 2012-01-26 08:11 UTC by Mathias
Modified: 2012-01-26 09:00 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Mathias 2012-01-26 08:11:40 UTC
If I have a class which contains an internal class and I try to create an instance of this class as if it were a generic type, the compiler error is not really helpful.

Example:

using System;

public class Test
{
  public static void Main(string[] args)
  {
    NonGeneric dummy = new NonGeneric<string>();
  }
  internal class NonGeneric
  {
  }

}

Compiling this yields the error message

test.cs(7,28): error CS0118: `Test.NonGeneric' is a `type' but a `type' was expected

which is far from a correct description of the error.
Comment 1 Mathias 2012-01-26 08:14:50 UTC
I forgot to mention: Mono version is 2.10.2
Comment 2 Marek Safar 2012-01-26 08:27:24 UTC
Already fixed in master
Comment 3 Mathias 2012-01-26 09:00:29 UTC
Ah, I didn't know that. Thanks.