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From: John Max Skaller <skaller@o...>
Subject: Re: Same label in different types, how do people solve this?
Mattias Waldau wrote:
> 
> My problems isn't the restriction as such. If I know about the restriction,
> I can code around it.
> 
> The problem is that this particular restriction is very unusual, and
> therefor I need to be informed about this. Now it is in the faq, but why not
> put it into the error message "two fields in different types in the same
> file/module cannot have the same name."

	It's not clear:

	open A (* contains field x *)
	open B (* contains field x *)

	expr.x (* B.x *)
	expr.A.x (* A.x *)
	expr.B.x (* B.x *)

Possibly, it is the _usage_ 'expr.x' which should be flagged
as erroneous, which would suggest:

	open List
	open Array
	..
	map f [] 
	map f [| |]

both applications ought to be in error (rather than just map f []).
This would break a LOT of code I'd imagine, even if it is
'better principled' than the current scheme, which might lead to
confusing messages.

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