On Thu, Apr 03, 2008 at 01:19:21PM -0400, Tom Lane wrote: > Gregory Stark <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > I think you have to find a syntax where the current commands continue to > > mean > > exactly what they always meant and where typos can't result in an entirely > > different kind of behaviour. > > Yeah, the fundamental difference between the backslash command situation > and aliases in shells and suchlike is that, because we've historically > allowed no space between command name and argument, it's not that easy > to tell what string ought to be compared against alias names. > > I think that an alias facility would only be acceptably safe if we > disallowed that syntax (ie, start to *require* a space between command > and args). Are we ready to do that?
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