A language that properly supports modularity must deal with name collisions. In C# 3.0, extension methods allow us to dynamically add new methods to another class. So what happens when methods collide? If I add the same method signature (name + parameters) to a class, what will the compiler do?
- If I include two different namespaces, and both add the same method, the compiler warns that my method call is ambiguous. That’s good. But how can I explicitly specify which method I want?
- If the method exists in another namespace and I add the same method, the compiler does not report that I’ve modified an existing method. This means my program could change if anyone working in the same namespace accidently modifies another method. The compiler should warn that I’ve changed an existing method.