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  • franck@nenie.org
    ... Some possible reasons: - minimalism: one way to do one thing is better than 56 (readability, concise documentation) - inheritance: use of synonyms requires
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 1, 2001
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      > I don't see a reason why a feature should
      >not have more than one name.

      Some possible reasons:

      - minimalism: one way to do one thing is better than 56
      (readability, concise documentation)
      - inheritance: use of synonyms requires a descendant
      redefining synonyms to know more about the parent
      than otherwise (plus hard to find bugs if you redefine
      only one side).
      - portability: implementers can introduce portability
      issues (eg two slightly different versions under
      the two names that behave differently when something
      else is redefined)

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      Franck Arnaud ~ email: franck@...
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