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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] duplicate terms for the same things

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] duplicate terms for the same things
Date: Sat, 1 May 2004 16:15:02 -0400
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On Sat, May 01, 2004 at 11:40:29AM -0400, James Blackwell wrote:
> > There is a lot of commands in tla, why did you add also alias ?
> One of the reasons for aliases is it allows arch developers to change
> the names of commands while allowing for backward compatibility. 

I'll add that aliases can be made invisible, which is sometimes the right
thing when renaming a command, to preserve compatiblity but not unduly
confuse people.

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