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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] version aliases

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] version aliases
Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 19:56:03 -0700 (PDT)

    > From: Miles Bader <address@hidden>

    > On Mon, Apr 05, 2004 at 09:04:40AM -0700, Tom Lord wrote:
    > > Not really.   Aliases would need a distinctive syntax -- perhaps a
    > > prefix character.

    > >         tla get :latest-emacs

    > How come?  Existing arch names already have a distinctive syntax, so an 
    > could be anything else (with the rule that they not intrude on the real
    > namespace).  

And a prefix char is an easy way to ensure that without screwing over
_later_ namespace additions too badly.


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