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  1. Swift
  2. SR-4716

Better diagnostics for multifile executable without a main.swift file

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      $ touch file1.swift file2.swift
      $ swiftc file1.swift file2.swift
      Undefined symbols for architecture x86_64:
        "_main", referenced from:
           implicit entry/start for main executable
      ld: symbol(s) not found for architecture x86_64
      <unknown>:0: error: link command failed with exit code 1 (use -v to see invocation)
      

      The problem here is neither file is called main.swift, so the top-level-code `main` function doesn't get emitted. The compiler should check the file names and emit an error rather than going all the way through compilation to hit the link error.

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              huon Huon Wilson
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