Bug 8383 - The mono MCS compiler is confused by matching parameter / variable name and type name
Summary: The mono MCS compiler is confused by matching parameter / variable name and t...
Alias: None
Product: Compilers
Classification: Mono
Component: C# ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Windows
: --- normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Marek Safar
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-11-13 18:44 UTC by Brett van Swelm
Modified: 2013-08-15 05:02 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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

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Description Brett van Swelm 2012-11-13 18:44:06 UTC
The mono MCS compiler is confused by matching parameter / variable name and
type name, but MS CSC is not.

With "D:\Applications\Mono-2.11.4\bin" and
"C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319" in the path on my Windows 7

===== TypeHiding.cs =====
using System;

public class Outer {
    public enum Inner { ONE, TWO }
    public Inner myInner;

public class TypeHiding {
    public static bool Test(Outer Outer) {
        return Outer.myInner == Outer.Inner.ONE;    

    public static void Main(String[] args) {
        Test(new Outer());
===== end =====

Note the type name and parameter name are the same in the definition of method
Test. This appears to confuse mono.

$ csc TypeHiding.cs
Microsoft (R) Visual C# Compiler version 4.0.30319.17929
for Microsoft (R) .NET Framework 4.5
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

$ mcs TypeHiding.cs
TypeHiding.cs(10,39): error CS0572: `Inner': cannot reference a type through an
expression; try `Outer.Inner' instead
Compilation failed: 1 error(s), 0 warnings


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Comment 1 Marek Safar 2012-11-15 11:02:56 UTC
Fixed in master