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cmd/compile: can not use statictmp_0 as variable name #25113

aarzilli opened this Issue Apr 26, 2018 · 5 comments


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aarzilli commented Apr 26, 2018

What version of Go are you using (go version)?

go version go1.10.1 linux/amd64 and go version devel +5f5168e Thu Apr 26 18:59:07 2018 +0000 linux/amd64

What did you do?

package main

var statictmp_0 string
var a []int

func init() {
	a = []int{ 7 }

func main() {

compiling this produces the error:

./teststatic.go:7:11: statictmp_0 redeclared in this block
	previous declaration at ./teststatic.go:3:5

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ianlancetaylor commented Apr 26, 2018

Also fails with Go 1.7 and 1.9.

@ianlancetaylor ianlancetaylor added this to the Go1.11 milestone Apr 26, 2018


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josharian commented Apr 26, 2018

I know compilers are supposed to implement the spec, but I have admit my first reaction to this is: “Then don’t do that.” Though I think the official way to spell that is: Low priority. :)


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agnivade commented Apr 27, 2018

Wow interesting. A shorter repro -

package main

var statictmp_0 string

// Also fails with these
// type statictmp_0 struct{}
// type statictmp_0 interface{}

func main() {
	a := []int{7}

Also fails with structs and interfaces. Are there other reserved keywords like these ?

Maybe good to document them in case this doesn't make it to 1.11.


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aarzilli commented Apr 27, 2018

@josharian: agreed. I only found this while looking at the symbols list in the linker.

@josharian josharian modified the milestones: Go1.11, Unplanned Apr 27, 2018


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gopherbot commented Oct 16, 2018

Change mentions this issue: cmd/compile,cmd/link: avoid collisions between statictmps and user vars

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