On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 6:43 PM, Jonathan Nieder <jrnie...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Ramkumar Ramachandra wrote:
>> BrĂ¡ulio Bhavamitra wrote:
>>> Agree, these aliased should work as a fallback or as an automatic short
>>> version
>> Making builtins override'able is also a terrible idea.  It opens doors
>> to potential bugs we don't want to deal with.  Simple example:
>>    am = log -1
>>    log = am -3
> That's detectable and could be made to error out, so it's not too bad.
> A bigger problem (in my opinion) with allowing arbitrary changes to
> the meaning of existing commands is that scripts, whether placed in
> .sh files or given as commands to run over IRC, stop working
> altogether.  It's nice to have commands like "git log" and "git am"
> mean the same thing no matter what machine I am on.

Except that's not true:

% git config --global format.pretty oneline

Either way, this is a red herring, I don't see anybody pushing for
overriding builtins.

Felipe Contreras
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