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Re: ugly aliases

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2001-05-22 01:07:34 CEST

On Mon, May 21, 2001 at 03:48:57PM -0500, Karl Fogel wrote:
> Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:
> > Okay... let's get concrete here. I propose to remove the following aliases:
> >
> > ad
> > unad
> > im
> > imp
> > df
> > di
> > pl
> > pg
> > ps
> > st
>
> Okay, some agree, some disagree:
>
> ad --> agree, because silly
> unad --> agree, because silly

Right.

> im --> agree, because imports are rare commands
> imp --> agree, because imports are rare commands

My thought exactly.

> But
>
> df --> keep either this or `di'
> di --> keep either this or `df'

Consensus seems to go with 'di'.

> pl --> keep this, we're going to be typing it a lot, especially developers
> pg --> same
> ps --> same

Use plist, pget, pset.

We should be building for the users, not for the developers. As I mentioned
in the other note, I don't think we want to proliferate these.

> st --> same, see Ben's mail, the truth of which I can bear witness to :-)

Sure. That was the only one that I questioned from my list.

Cheers,
-g

-- 
Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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