Jonathan Scott Duff wrote:
On Tue, Sep 19, 2006 at 04:38:38PM +0200, Thomas Wittek wrote:
> Jonathan Lang schrieb:
> > IMHO, syntax should be left alone until a compelling reason to change
> > it is found.  While I think it would be nice to have a more intuitive
> > name for grep
> What would be the disadvantage of renaming it to a more intuitive name?
> I can only see advantages.

Lost culture perhaps.  There's a long strong tradition of the term
"grep" in perl and it would be a shame to toss that away without some
serious thought.

Not just that; but also because that's one more thing that perl
programmers are going to have to relearn when and if they migrate from
5 to 6.  And the more things there are to relearn, the more likely it
will be "if" rather than "when".

> > I don't think that this qualifies as a compelling
> > reason to change it - especially since it's so easy to add aliases via
> > modules
> As Smylers said above: Please, no more aliases. They only create confusion.

Sure, but "all's fair if you predeclare". Aliases imposed on us all may
cause confusion, but presumably, if an individual has asked for an
alias, they are willing to risk the potential confusion.


Jonathan "Dataweaver" Lang

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