What is wrong with getfield?


#1

module RRW
  struct YU
  end
end

const modsym = RRW

getfield(modsym,:YU)

ERROR: UndefVarError: YU not defined

this doesn’t happen when i do the following:

getfield(RRW,:YU)
RRW.YU

Why does this happen?


#2
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julia> module RRW
       struct YU
       end
       end
Main.RRW

julia> const modsym = RRW
Main.RRW

julia> getfield(modsym, :YU)
Main.RRW.YU


#3

interesting, then this is happening only in v0.6
is there a work around for this in v0.6?

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Thanks


#4

Works fine on 0.6.3 as well, so maybe just upgrade to that if it’s not working on 0.6.2?