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Re: RECAP: alias removal

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2001-05-22 01:31:11 CEST

Karl Fogel <kfogel@collab.net> writes:

> > questionable: pg, pl, ps
> +1 on keeping these. I *know* I'm going to be typing them a lot in
> the near future. :-)

+1 on keeping these, for the same reason we have 'ls', 'cp', 'rm',
'ln' and 'mv' in Unix.

To quote Neal Stephenson re: Unix:

  "Note the obsessive use of abbreviations and avoidance of capital
   letters; this is a system invented by people to whom repetitive
   stress disorder is what black lung is to miners. Long names get
   worn down to three-letter nubbins, like stones smoothed by a

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