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Re: Issues when func name is the same with an alias


From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: Issues when func name is the same with an alias
Date: Wed, 04 Aug 2010 07:13:05 -0600
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On 08/04/2010 05:03 AM, Marc Herbert wrote:
> Le 04/08/2010 11:39, Clark J. Wang a écrit :
> 
>> Seems like I must explicitly use the `function' keyword to define foo() for
>> this scenario. Is that the correct behavior?
> 
> The correct behaviour is simply not to use aliases, since they bring nothing
> to the table compared to functions.

Not _quite_ true - there are a few things aliases can do that functions
cannot, and when combined, you can get some cool interactive effects
(although I don't recommend relying on this in scripts):
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/aliases.html

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Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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