pub static UNSTABLE_NAME_COLLISIONS: &'static Lint
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The unstable_name_collisions lint detects that you have used a name that the standard library plans to add in the future.


trait MyIterator : Iterator {
    // is_sorted is an unstable method that already exists on the Iterator trait
    fn is_sorted(self) -> bool where Self: Sized {true}

impl<T: ?Sized> MyIterator for T where T: Iterator { }

let x = vec![1, 2, 3];
let _ = x.iter().is_sorted();



When new methods are added to traits in the standard library, they are usually added in an “unstable” form which is only available on the nightly channel with a feature attribute. If there is any pre-existing code which extends a trait to have a method with the same name, then the names will collide. In the future, when the method is stabilized, this will cause an error due to the ambiguity. This lint is an early-warning to let you know that there may be a collision in the future. This can be avoided by adding type annotations to disambiguate which trait method you intend to call, such as MyIterator::is_sorted(my_iter) or renaming or removing the method.