Bug 3737 - unhelpful error when using a namespace element as lhs of an assignment
Summary: unhelpful error when using a namespace element as lhs of an assignment
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Compilers
Classification: Mono
Component: C# ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: --- normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Marek Safar
URL:
Depends on:
Blocks:
 
Reported: 2012-03-02 19:53 UTC by Chris Toshok
Modified: 2012-03-05 07:05 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Chris Toshok 2012-03-02 19:53:47 UTC
namespace Toshok.Views
{
  public class Foo {
    protected object View { get; private set; }

    public Foo (object theView)
    {
      // monodevelop parses this as valid c# since "Views" is a namespace element.
      // smcs (monotouch 5.2.5) and gmcs (mono 2.10.9.0) both spit out:
      //
      // error CS0131: The left-hand side of an assignment must be a variable, a property or an indexer
      //
      // with no line number, no file name.
      //
      // if you rename Views to Viewz, you get the expected error:
      //
      // foo.cs(19,7): error CS0103: The name `Viewz' does not exist in the current context
      //

      Views = theView;
    }
  }
}
Comment 1 Marek Safar 2012-03-05 07:05:41 UTC
Fixed in master