Bug 27441 - Better compiler error message for unexpected symbol/unexpected character.
Summary: Better compiler error message for unexpected symbol/unexpected character.
Alias: None
Product: Compilers
Classification: Mono
Component: C# ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: --- normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Marek Safar
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-02-25 19:30 UTC by Marcin Kolny
Modified: 2015-02-27 10:57 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Marcin Kolny 2015-02-25 19:30:29 UTC
Test case:

\u0001namespace Test
  class T1
    static void Main(string[] args)

mono c# compiler output:
error CS1525: Unexpected symbol `namespace'

visual c# compiler output:
error CS1056: Unexpected character '\u0020'

Microsoft's compiler output is a way better than mono's in that case - it displays real character representation as it is in a code.
I'm not sure about taking Visual C# as a pattern, but if we can do it - IMO we should.

What's your opinion about it?
Comment 1 Marek Safar 2015-02-27 10:57:57 UTC
Fixed in master