Am Dienstag, 1. April 2008 schrieb Tom Lane:
> Do we really want such a thing?


> The space of backslash command names 
> is so densely populated already that it's hard to imagine creating
> aliases without conflicting with existing (or future) command names
> --- as indeed your example does.  It seems like mostly a recipe for
> confusion.

This is a standard feature and effect on shells.  Shells have even more likely 
commands and conflicts, and still aliases are widely used.  If people are 
concerned about conflicts, they shouldn't use aliases.

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